Blue Ridge Lookout
US 114, CA 5

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 114, CA 5 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered March 8, 1995
Nominated by James Rock and Candice Cook, both of the U.S. Forest Service
Location Klamath National Forest
Siskiyou County, California
Coordinates N 41° 16.340' W 123° 11.280' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 16' 20" W 123° 11' 17"
N 41.272335° W 123.187998°
Elevation 5,917 ft (1,804 m)
Built 1934
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Salmon River Ranger District


Located in the Klamath National Forest in northern California, Blue Ridge Lookout is unusual in that it is one of only three 80’ Aermotor towers with 7’x7’ cabs constructed in the state. The site was used during the Second World War as an Aircraft Warning Station and is still staffed each year for fire detection.


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Visit Reports

September 4, 2004: Unknown


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? No Response
Condition of wood OK? No Response
Stairs OK? No Response
Glass intact? No Response
Good condition? Yes

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