Photo courtesy of Bill Luedeke
|Registry Numbers||US 1187, CA 118 (view other lookouts in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||April 24, 2017|
|Nominated by||Bill Luedeke|
Stanislaus National Forest
Tuolumne County, California
N 37° 57.546' W 119° 58.135' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 57' 33" W 119° 58' 08"
N 37.959096° W 119.968914°
|Elevation||6,014 ft (1,833 m)|
|Administered by||U.S. Forest Service|
Woods Ridge Lookout is a 100' Aermotor with a 7'x7' cab. It was built by the CCC in 1939. As of 2017, the tower is standing but is not in use.
Groveland Ranger District, 5,999' elevation. The CCC built Woods Ridge Lookout in 1939. The tower is 100 feet tall with a 7-foot square observation cab. The Aeromotor Company designed both the cab and tower. The steel lookout replaced a treetop lookout built by the Forest Service in 1913 as a crow's nest at the top of a 100' yellow pine that had been donated by the West Side Lumber Co. A residence and garage are at the lookout site. Woods Ridge has not been staffed since the 1970s. Along with Duckwall, this is one of the two tallest lookouts in California.
100 foot tree platform - 1938
BC-201 Residence Cabin - 1943