Paradise Peak Lookout Site
US 1712, WA 442

Photo courtesy of Rod Fosback

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1712, WA 442 (view other lookout sites in United States, Washington)
Date Registered April 3, 2018
Nominated by Rod Fosback
Location Colville National Forest
Ferry County, Washington
Coordinates N 48° 36.033' W 118° 25.100' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 36' 02" W 118° 25' 06"
N 48.600556° W 118.418333°
Elevation 5,838 ft (1,779 m)
Built circa 1930
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


The lookout was a platform tower 30 feet tall using 3 trees cut and trimmed to that height and accessed using a ladder. A rag camp was near its base with the large rocks used to block wind from the fire ring still in place. Locals recognize this lookout as separate from Skalawag Ridge Lookout and there are supporting records. It may be, however, the patrol lookout used in conjunction with Skalawag Ridge Lookout.


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