Tepee Lookout Tower
US 311, MI 3

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 311, MI 3 (view other lookouts in United States, Michigan)
Date Registered March 1, 1999
Location Ottawa National Forest
Iron County, Michigan
Coordinates N 46° 22.663' W 088° 50.217' (view using Google Maps)
N 46° 22' 40" W 088° 50' 13"
N 46.377725° W 088.836952°
Elevation 1,698 ft (518 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Kenton Ranger District


Erected by the men of the CCC Paint Lake Camp in 1933, Tepee Lookout Tower is one of the last of a network that covered the Ottawa National Forest in northern Michigan. The 100' Aermotor steel tower with 7' x 7' metal cab was accessed with an outside ladder. It was staffed until the late 1960s. The groundhouse and CCC garage are gone.


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