Oak Ridge Lookout
US 841, CA 89

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 841, CA 89 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered November 30, 2009
Nominated by Jack Piccinini
Location Sonoma County, California
Coordinates N 38° 44.000' W 123° 17.383' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 43' 60" W 123° 17' 23"
N 38.733330° W 123.289720°
Elevation 2,336 ft (712 m)
Built 1960
Administered by California Dept. of Forestry
Cooperators Cal Fire Lake Napa Ranger Unit


In 1939, the CCC built the original 100' wood structure with 5'x5' cab for the California Division of Forestry (now CalFire). In 1959 it was replaced with a 91' steel tower with an unusual 5'x5' cab with catwalk. The lookout was staffed by CalFire from approximately 1940 to 1994 while multiple lumber mills and logging operations were underway.


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Original tower (photo courtesy of Jack Piccinini)

Original tower (photo courtesy of Jack Piccinini)

Residence Cabin - 2018

Residence Cabin - 2018 - courtesy of Cody Snodgrass

Pump house and cistern

Pump house and cistern - courtesy of Cody Snodgrass