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Nike Missile Sites
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The location of former Nike Missile sites.
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Long before the sports equipment company, Nike was a U.S. Army missile project was named after the winged goddess of victory from Greek mythology. The missiles were were radar guided (instead of ballistic) and were envisioned early in the cold war as a defensive weapon to shoot down enemy bombers. Because of the limited missile range, they were placed close to the targets of the cold war; cities and military targets. The missile sites themselves, included a Integrated Fire Control area and a Launch Area, which were separated to improve the tracking ability of the radar.

Instructions for Posting a Nike Missile Sites Waymark:

Nike Missile Site Waymarking

Some sites are intact, many of the sites have been dismantled, but sometimes remnants are left. These waymarks can document the status of the sites as the cold war continues to fade away into history. The requirements to post for this way are:

1) An original photograph of the site.

2) A link to Ed Thelen's Nike Site Location page for the site being waymarked. The location can be found here: http://ed-thelen.org/loc.html (Thanks Ed)

3) Parking coordinates (optional)

Use the Designation, Location -State from ed-thelen.org as the waymark name, such as "L-13 Caswell -Maine".

Many of these sites are not on public land. Do not trespass and please do not climb or enter any structure without permission.

Use UN-common sense as the abandoned sites may contain many hazards.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

Logs will require an original photograph with your log entry.

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Nike Missile SitesLA-43 IFC - San Pedro, CA

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A former Nike Missile site near the Friendship Bell in San Pedro, CA just outside of Los Angeles.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 12/24/2014

last visited: never

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Nike Missile SitesLA-40 - Long Beach, CA

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The site for the LA-40 launch pad Nike Missile used to be here at the Long Beach Airport, but it was destroyed following construction of the airport.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 12/31/2013

last visited: 12/31/2013

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Nike Missile SitesS 13/14, Redmond, Washington

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Nike Missile site S 13/14 in Redmond, Washington.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DocDTA

location: Washington

date approved: 12/25/2013

last visited: never

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Nike Missile SitesSL-90– Grafton, IL

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This former Nike site is located at Pere Marquette State Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Illinois

date approved: 12/24/2013

last visited: never

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Nike Missile SitesF-45L - Medical Lake, WA

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I expect this site will be gone in a few years, as the town of Medical lake is slowly surrounding it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 11/17/2013

last visited: 1/9/2014

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Nike Missile SitesF-87L - Deep Creek, WA

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The address of this launch site is 22210 West Sprague Road, which is actually an extension of Sprague Road in Spokane.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 11/17/2013

last visited: 1/9/2014

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Nike Missile SitesPH07A - RICHBORO, PA

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A Nike Missle magazine under the batting cages at a Ball Field. This concrete area is the roof of a Nike missile bunker. In the 1960s the 8 to 16 Nike antiaircraft missiles housed below protected Philadelphia from Russian bombers.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mars888

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/6/2013

last visited: 10/21/2013

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Nike Missile SitesM86 - Lannon, WI

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The M86 is located just north of Lannon, WI. The control center is split by Lannon Rd and the launch site is about a half mile north.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/21/2013

last visited: 8/17/2013

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Nike Missile SitesUS ARADCOM, Ent AFB (demolished) - Colorado Springs, CO

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Ent AFB was closed, demolished and the property transferred to the current US Olympic Training Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 3/4/2013

last visited: 7/1/2014

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Nike Missile SitesB03 CL - Reading, MA

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A Nike Missile Site in Reading, MA has been converted into an ice skating arena.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/24/2012

last visited: 9/23/2014

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Nike Missile SitesBG-80 Control Site - Austin, TX

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This Nike Missile control site is basically intact and is now occupied by Texas Joint Task Force - 71

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sec-guy

location: Texas

date approved: 5/2/2012

last visited: 8/15/2014

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Nike Missile SitesSF09C San Pablo Ridge

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This Nike Missile Site is in Tilden Park along the Nimitz Way Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KWAKcachers

location: California

date approved: 11/20/2011

last visited: never

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Nike Missile SitesNike Site W-83L Herndon - Virgina

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Herndon Site W-83 was one of a network of 13 Nike missile batteries that surrounded Washington.The others were located in Davidsonville, Bay Bridge, Croom, Brandywine, Waldorf,Accokeek, Pamonkey, Lorton, Pohick, Rockville, Gaithersburg & Laytonsville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lyonden_ut

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/4/2011

last visited: 12/15/2013

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Nike Missile SitesSF-59L Fort Funston - San Francisco, CA

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Nike missile launch site SF-59L at Fort Funston was one of eleven sites that encircled the San Francisco Bay Area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 11/13/2010

last visited: never

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Nike Missile SitesNY-56 Fort Hancock - Sandy Hook, NJ

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This Missile Site is located within the Gateway National Recreation Area at New Jersey's beautiful Sandy Hook. Come visit the beach and a missile site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New Jersey

date approved: 9/27/2010

last visited: 4/23/2008

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Nike Missile SitesB-38 CL - Turkey Hill Reservation - Cohasset, MA

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A partial structure on top of the hill in Turkey Hill Reservation is a remaining relic of the Nike site that once was located here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/10/2010

last visited: 11/27/2012

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Nike Missile SitesPH-64DC - Pedricktown, NJ

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Camp Pedricktown -- This Army Air Defense Command Post contained a Missile Master fire distribution system capable of controlling all of the Nike missile batteries within the Philadelphia Defense Area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NJBiblio

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/30/2010

last visited: never

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Nike Missile SitesC-54-L - Orland Park, IL

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A former launch site is now a US Army Reserve maintenance facility

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/25/2010

last visited: 6/1/2011

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Foster Center/ Woonsocket

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member trainlove

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 1/25/2010

last visited: 4/16/2011

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Danvers - Topsield Fair

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member trainlove

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/25/2010

last visited: never

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Nike Missile SitesLA-88- Oak Mountain/1956-(1959)-1974- Chatsworth, California

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Oat Mountain Nike site, Brown’s Canyon Road, Chatsworth, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member calgriz

location: California

date approved: 1/13/2010

last visited: 1/13/2010

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Nike Missile SitesLA-96 Van Nuys-Sepulveda/1957-(1961)

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Sepulveda Air Force Site is located in the Sepulveda Basin recreation area, a flood control area along the Los Angeles River in the Los Angeles community of Lake Balboa.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member calgriz

location: California

date approved: 1/13/2010

last visited: 1/13/2010

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Nike Missile SitesCL-59 Parma/Midpark Station, Ohio

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The CL-59 Nike Site exists today as a park complex and the grounds of Cuyahoga Community College in Parma and Parma Heights, Ohio.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member boatchick

location: Ohio

date approved: 11/11/2009

last visited: 5/15/2014

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Nike Missile SitesHA-48 Nike Missile Base - Cromwell, CT

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This is the radar location for a missile site located in Middletown, CT

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KDubs

location: Connecticut

date approved: 9/22/2009

last visited: 8/29/2012

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Nike Missile SitesTU-79 L-10 Albany, GA

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TU-79 L-10 Albany, GA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member huntinkat

location: Georgia

date approved: 5/25/2009

last visited: 5/14/2010

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