Perhaps the best known of the karri tree fire towers, and the tallest, the Gloucester Tree Lookout was built in 1946. The tree was topped at 200’ with an 8’ x 8’ wooden cab. The lookout became even more popular than Diamond Tree and by 1990, 182,000 people/year viewed the Gloucester Tree and 44,600 actually climbed it! In 1991, CALM restored the lookout, shortening it by 8’ and replacing the wooden cab with a steel and aluminum cab and visitors’ gallery. The pegs were replaced, and a park including recreation facilities and parking area for cars and busses was completed. In 1998, some 50,000 people climbed the “world’s tallest fire lookout.”
Now primarily a tourist attraction, it is available for emergency use.