Gold Fork Lookout - 1955
|Registry Numbers||US 1448, ID 141 (view other lookouts in United States, Idaho)|
|Date Registered||October 2, 2020|
|Nominated by||Brad Eells|
Boise National Forest
Valley County, Idaho
N 44° 31.757' W 115° 58.932' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 31' 45" W 115° 58' 56"
N 44.529276° W 115.982201°
|Elevation||4,889 ft (1,490 m)|
|Administered by||US Forest Service - Boise National Forest|
Gold Fork Lookout was originally located on a precarious rock ledge with a long staircase to an open platform. The site began operation in circa 1918-20.
A new lookout, an R1/L-4 cabin on a 10 foot 20x20 concrete base was built 2 miles from the original location in 1933.
The lookout's use was eventually discontinued and the cabin was relocated to the Crawford Forest Work Center northeast of Cascade in 1988.
2012 - Relocated to the Crawford Forest Work Center, Cascade ID
Original Gold Fork Location - Prior to 1933