Lookout Mountain Lookout
US 1243, WI 38

Photo courtesy of Tyler Bormann

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1243, WI 38 (view other lookouts in United States, Wisconsin)
Date Registered August 28, 2017
Nominated by Tyler Bormann
Location Lincoln County Forest
Lincoln County, Wisconsin
Coordinates N 45° 24.035' W 089° 28.942' (view using Google Maps)
N 45° 24' 02" W 089° 28' 57"
N 45.400575° W 089.482372°
Elevation 1,948 ft (594 m)
Built 1932
Administered by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources


This 84-foot Wisconsin standard tower features stairs rather than the much more common cage-protected external ladder typically found on this type of tower. Also unique is that all landings and stair treads are solid 1/4” thick galvanized plate steel instead of wood or metal grating commonly found on stair type towers. Identical to the tower frame members, the underside of the landings and stairs are labeled “84’ For Woodruff No. 1” indicating they are clearly original to the tower. It was built in 1932.


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