Caldera Lookout

Caldera Lookout (HM1DV1)

Location: Island Park, ID 83429 Fremont County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 17.068', W 111° 27.792'

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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 is still 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.
HM NumberHM1DV1
Series This marker is part of the Idaho: Idaho State Historical Society series
Marker Number391
Placed ByIdaho Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 11:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 463041 N 4903573
Decimal Degrees44.28446667, -111.46320000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 17.068', W 111° 27.792'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 17' 4.08" N, 111° 27' 47.52" W
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Area Code(s)208
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8738 Forest Rd 168, Island Park ID 83429, US
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