Mt Scott Fire Lookout

Administrative agency:  Crater Lake NP

Staffing status:  it was reportedly staffed somewhat in 2000 however, it was not staffed when I visited, and did not look like it was in staffing condition, it is not scheduled to be staffed in 2002

Elevation:  8929ft

Structure:  1952 two story NPS cab

Access:  the trailhead is signed, it is a 2.5 mile hike to the tower

Road conditions:  the road to the trailhead is paved

Interior:  ???

Other structures on summit:  none, even the propane tanks were missing 

Electrical power source:  several aging solar panels a present likely to power the radio repeater, the panels have been mounted in a way which will not allow the shutters to open on the south side

Other:  this is presently the highest LO in Oregon, the view of Crater Lake is nice, the tower does need some work, hopefully the park service will pay more attention to it once they are done with the Watchman

Visited:  Dominic Luebbers in July 2001

Scott shortly before it is reached on the trail

  Crater Lake 

the view

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more of the view of the surrounding area

Scott from the Watchman


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