Tolmie Peak Fire Lookout

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Tolmie Peak Fire Lookout
Tolmie Peak Fire Lookout.jpg
Tolmie Peak Fire Lookout is located in Washington (state)
Tolmie Peak Fire Lookout
Nearest city Mowich Lake Entrance, Washington
Coordinates 46°57′28″N 121°52′49″W / 46.95778°N 121.88028°W / 46.95778; -121.88028Coordinates: 46°57′28″N 121°52′49″W / 46.95778°N 121.88028°W / 46.95778; -121.88028
Area less than one acre
Built 1933
Architectural style Rustic style
MPS Mt. Rainier National Park MPS
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP March 13, 1991

The Tolmie Peak Fire Lookout is one of four fire lookout stations built in Mount Rainier National Park by the United States National Park Service (NPS) between 1932 and 1934. The two-story structure houses a lookout station on the upper level and storage at ground level. The design was prepared under the supervision of Edwin A. Nickel of the NPS Branch of Plans and Designs. The newly completed structure lost its roof to a windstorm and had to be repaired. It is secured against strong winds by cables attached to deadmen. The wood frame structure is used as a visitor contact point on weekends.[2]

The Tolmie Peak 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]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Harvey, David (September 30, 1982). "Pacific Northwest Regional Office Inventory: Tolmie Peak Fire Lookout". National Park Service. 

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