Oak Ridge Lookout
US 1266, WI 47

Photo courtesy of Brian Ziegler

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1266, WI 47 (view other lookouts in United States, Wisconsin)
Date Registered January 29, 2018
Nominated by Brecken Young
Location Manchester, Jackson County, Wisconsin
Coordinates N 44° 12.825' W 090° 43.353' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 12' 50" W 090° 43' 21"
N 44.213756° W 090.722546°
Elevation 1,276 ft (389 m)
Built late 1930s
Administered by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Description

Located on a ridge near Millston, this lookout was constructed in the late 1930s.  Oak Ridge is a 100-foot tall tower manufactured by the Aermotor Company featuring an internal corner leg ladder.  Oak Ridge tower was staffed intermittently during spring fire season until 2015 when Wisconsin decommissioned its lookout network. One previous observer at this site was Russell Young.

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1937 view east from Oak Ridge Lookout

1937 view east from Oak Ridge Lookout - courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources