Angora Ridge Lookout
US 518, CA 56

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 518, CA 56 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered May 29, 2003
Nominated by Mark Swift
Location Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
El Dorado County, California
Coordinates N 38° 52.945' W 120° 03.278' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 52' 57" W 120° 03' 17"
N 38.882420° W 120.054630°
Elevation 7,256 ft (2,212 m)
Built 1914
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators U.S. Forest Service


Angora Ridge Lookout is now closed but still stands although trees now block part of the view. The site, which first went into service in 1914, is managed by the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (USFS). It is unique in that all three lookout ground houses built there over the years have been maintained and retain their original designs.


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Visit Reports

August 15, 2005: Mike McCoy


Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? No Response
Condition of wood OK? No Response
Stairs OK? No Response
Glass intact? No Response
Good condition? No Response
Comments: My kids and I visited the Angora Lookout located on the ridge just east of Fallen Leaf Lake, CA. One of the shutters for a window on the garage (southern most building) fell off. This would be on the west side of the structure. We were at the Angora Lookout sometime during the first week of Auguest. <br /> <br />Other than that, looks okay. Beautiful decks that have been recently replaced. Had a great time looking at the stars on several evenings.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response