Mount Stella Fire Lookout


Administrative agency:  Rogue River NF

Staffing status:  NA, LO is abandoned, and falling apart, it may be restored and placed in the rental program

Elevation:  4715 ft

Structure:  1946 30 ft wooden tower with L-4 cab

Access:  this LO sits in the same section as a major highway,  it is around 5-10 miles off the pavement, a gate is present about a mile from the LO, and will probably be closed, no signs are present, the one at the site is gone

Road conditions:  the road to the gate is graveled, a little bumpy in places, but not too bad

Interior:  probably in poor shape, the interior of the garage which was used for living quarters is rather bad, the roof has a hole in it, and water is coming in

Other structures on summit:  a garage which was converted to living quarters, a solar powered RAWS also sits near the tower, click here to see the weather conditions on Mount Stella

Electrical power source:  none, some wiring was installed in the garage at one time

Other:  the outhouse is presently in better condition than the tower, the phone line can be found above the road leading to the station, all of the stair treads have been removed, the view from the ground is not much, some of the view is available on the road

Visited:  Dominic Luebbers in July 2001

click on the garage to go inside


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