Henkle Butte Fire Lookout


Administrative agency:  Sisters ODF

Staffing status:  paid position

Elevation:  3412 ft

Structure:  1961 3 story cab

Access:  a gate is present right off the main road, but it is reportedly only closed on the 4th of July, access is via private property, a keep out sign is posted at the gate, no signs are present, the LO is about a half mile from the gate

Road conditions:  the road is graveled, and in good condition

Interior:  the cab contains lighting, a stove, refrigerator, and possibly a heater powered by electricity, a bed and table are also present, the bottom two stories are used for storage

Other structures on summit:  none

Electrical power source:  the tower has grid power

Other:  this LO is a rather different one due to its location, it sits right in the middle of a neighborhood on a small butte, it is not too much higher than the surrounding area, still it has a nice view with Jefferson in the distance, and forest and wild land all around

Visited:  Dominic Luebbers in August 2000

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Black Butte(Deschutes) from Henkle



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