Lake of the Woods Lookout
US 494, OR 87

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 494, OR 87 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered March 31, 2003
Nominated by Howard Verschoor, Oregon Registrar
Location Siskiyou National Forest
Curry County, Oregon
Coordinates N 42° 35.593' W 124° 07.735' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 35' 36" W 124° 07' 44"
N 42.593220° W 124.128920°
Elevation 3,359 ft (1,024 m)
Built 1955
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Gold Beach Ranger District
Available for Rental Yes, learn more


Three miles north of the Rogue River in the Siskiyou National Forest stands Lake of the Woods Lookout. First put into service in the 1920s as a tree crows nest until a L-4 cab was built in 1933. The present CL-160 metal flattop cab was first erected on Barkalow Mtn. in 1955 and moved to this site in 1974. Now atop an unusual steel I-beam 10’ tower, it is in the rental system.


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