Goat Mountain Lookout
US 303, CA 31

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 303, CA 31 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered April 21, 1999
Nominated by Mark Swift
Location Sierra National Forest
Madera County, California
Coordinates N 37° 16.319' W 119° 33.001' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 16' 19" W 119° 33' 00"
N 37.271990° W 119.550024°
Elevation 4,634 ft (1,412 m)
Built 1934
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Minarets Ranger District

Description

Goat Mountain Lookout was constructed in 1934 on the Minarets Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest overlooking Bass Lake, a popular mountain biking destination. It is a 14' x 14' L-4 cab with catwalk on a 20' H-braced steel tower. No longer used for fire detection, it is maintained as a radio relay site.

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Visit Reports

January 14, 2005: Nick Jenson

Condition

Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? No Response
Condition of wood OK? No Response
Stairs OK? No Response
Glass intact? No Response
Comments: Almost 80 years old, nearly 60 feet tall, no longer in use, uncared for by forest service, not in good shape at all.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No

Staffing

Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

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

March 25, 2007: Ryan Schwingle

Condition

Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? No Response
Condition of wood OK? No Response
Stairs OK? No Response
Glass intact? No Response
Comments: The Goat Mountain Lookout in the Mendocino National Forest has fallen over along with the NFS communication tower there. The road to the summit of Goat Mountain has been closed (with huge pipes welded together) so the only way up to the site is VIA foot (nearly a mile hike along the road) or by going off of the trail with a bike (not suggested... I hate it when folks don't tread lightly).

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No

Staffing

Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

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