Jacob Lake Lookout Tower, Kaibab Natl Forest, Arizona
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 36° 41.985 W 112° 12.827
12S E 391576 N 4062251
Quick Description: This fire lookout tower is open for the public to (carefully) climb.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 11/24/2012 10:49:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMFRN5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Big B Bob
Views: 2

Long Description:
Location:
This fire lookout tower is located in the Kaibab National Forest, on Highway 67, which is also called the Kaibab Plateau/North Rim Parkway.
History:
This fire lookout tower was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It has been in continuous use since its construction and is open to the public for visitation. (This lookout tower is not available for rent). This tower can easily be seen from the North Rim Parkway, and is accessible by a short gravel driveway. Visitors are welcome to the site and cautioned to be careful when climbing the tower.

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Location:
This fire lookout tower is located in the Kaibab National Forest, on Highway 67, which is also called the Kaibab Plateau/North Rim Parkway.

History:
This fire lookout tower was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It has been in continuous use since its construction and is open to the public for visitation. (This lookout tower is not available for rent).

Tower Specifics:
The tower is 80 feet high, constructed in 1934 of steel and is at an elevation of 8,130 feet. It is maintained by the U.S. Forest Service, North Kaibab Ranger District. The tower is a 100’ frame manufactured by the company Aermotor and it has a 7’ x 7’ metal cab. The tower is outfitted with an “Osborne” fire-finder.

Recognitions:
The tower was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
The tower was listed on the National Historic Lookout

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Signs at the location read:

SIGN 1) "Kaibab Plateau
North Rim Parkway
Jacob Lake Lookout Tower
The Jacob Lake lookout tower has been used by lone fire lookouts for more than half a century. As in 1934, when the tower was built, vigilent lookouts still spot and plot fires from on high.

SIGN 2) Spotting and Plotting
The 80 foot high steel tower you see here was built during the Great Depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps- and continues to serve as a lookout tower today. Lookouts still use the "Osborne" fire-finder to plot the location of any fires they spot.

Areial Surveillance
Where towers once served as the main way we spotted fires, we are increasingly relying on aircraft and even satelite imagery to spot and monitor fires.

SIGN 3) This site listed on the National Historic Lookout Register
A national register recognizing fire lookout sites, structures and towers with historic and cultural significance to forest fire detection in order to promote their protection.

Maintained in cooperation with federal, state, and private forestry agencies and landowners throughout the United States
www.firelookout.net"
Street address:
Jacob Lake Lookout Tower
Hwy 67
Kaibab, Arizona United States


County / Borough / Parish: Coconino

Year listed: 1988

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Conservation

Current function: Conservation/Government

Privately owned?: no

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2012 To: 12/31/2012

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and brief account of your visit. Include any additional observations or information that you may have, particularly about the current condition of the site. Additional photos are highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
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