Gobbler's Knob Fire Lookout

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Gobbler's Knob Fire Lookout
Gobbler's Knob Fire Lookout.jpg
Gobbler's Knob Lookout with 2006 storm damage, since repaired
Gobbler's Knob Fire Lookout is located in Washington (state)
Gobbler's Knob Fire Lookout
Nearest city Nisqually Entrance, Washington
Coordinates 46°47′39″N 121°54′48″W / 46.79417°N 121.91333°W / 46.79417; -121.91333Coordinates: 46°47′39″N 121°54′48″W / 46.79417°N 121.91333°W / 46.79417; -121.91333
Area less than one acre
Built 1933
Architectural style Rustic style
Governing body National Park Service
MPS Mt. Rainier National Park MPS
NRHP Reference # 91000191[1]
Added to NRHP March 13, 1991

The Gobbler's Knob Fire Lookout is a fire lookout in the extreme western region of Mount Rainier National Park at an elevation of 5,485 feet (1,672 m).[2] One of four fire lookouts remaining in the park, the lookout is used for visitor services during summer weekends. The building is about 14 feet (4.3 m) by 14 feet (4.3 m), and was designed by the National Park Service Branch of Plans and designs under the supervision of Acting Chief Architect Edwin A. Nickel. It was built in 1933. The two-story structure features a balconied lookout on the second level, with storage on the ground level. Cables secured to deadmen keep the lookout from blowing over.[3] The lookout was extensively damaged in a 2006 storm. It has since been repaired.

The lookout was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 13, 1991. It is part of the Mount Rainier National Historic Landmark District, which encompasses the entire park and which recognizes the park's inventory of Park Service-designed rustic architecture.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Romano, Craig (January 23, 2011). "The Fire Lookouts of Mount Rainier National Park". National Parks Traveler. National Geographic. 
  3. ^ Harvey, David (September 30, 1982). "Pacific Northwest Regional Office Inventory: Gobbler's Knob Fire Lookout". National Park Service. 

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