#391 - Caldera Lookout
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 17.072 W 111° 27.790
12T E 463043 N 4903580
Quick Description: Idaho History Marker #391 on U.S. Hwy. 20 .
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 8/4/2011 10:22:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMC7G7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 2

Long Description:
This history marker is located on U.S. Hwy. 20 about 16 miles north of Ashton and deals with a Forest Service fire lookout tower.
Marker Name: Caldera Lookout

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
High on Island Park Caldera’s west rim, a 72-foot Forest Service lookout tower affords an excellent view of this large volcanic feature. No other steel tower has been preserved in this part of Idaho. When it was erected in 1936, lookouts were essential for fire detection in all of this region’s forests. This one still is used in times of especially severe fire hazard, but planes now are responsible for regular fire patrol. Forest Service road 80120 ascends to Bishop Mountain lookout at an elevation of 7810 feet.


County: Fremont

Group Responsible for Placement: State of Idaho

Marker Number: 391

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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Volcanoguy visited #391 - Caldera Lookout 9/25/2010 Volcanoguy visited it