Activities and Amenities
Bald Knob Lookout Detour: Due to recent storm activity, Forest Service Road #3348 at the junction of #33 is closed. A major slide has occurred and access to Bald Knob Lookout has changed as follows: Bald Knob Lookout is located approximately 25 miles south of Powers and 75 miles South East of Coos Bay. The lookout is maintained by the US Forest Service Powers Ranger District. From the North -The lookout can be reached by driving South from the Powers Ranger District office on Highway 242 through the town of Powers to the forest boundary. Continue on Forest Service Road #33 along the South Fork of the Coquille River for approximately 18.5 miles to the junction of road #3343. Turn left on #3343 and go about 5.4 miles to the junction of road #5520. Turn right and take #5520 and right on #5520-020. Follow this spur road until you reach a gate. Go through the gate and continue through a second gate ending at the lookout. From the South - The lookout can be reach by driving on Highway 595 from Gold Beach to the forest boundary. Continue on the Forest Service Road #33 approximately 19.5 miles to the junction of road #3343. Turn right on to road #3343 and go about 5.4 miles to the junction of road #5520. Turn right and take #5520 and right on #5520-020. Follow this spur road until you reach a gate. Go through the gate and continue through a second gate ending at the lookout.
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BALD KNOB LOOKOUT, OR
part ofRogue River - Siskiyou National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Thu Oct 31 2013 Season Dates
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OverviewBald Knob Lookout is perched atop Bald Knob at an elevation of 3,630 feet in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. The lookout offers visitors a unique lodging experience and panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Originally developed in 1931 as a lookout site, Bald Knob served as an Aircraft Warning Service (AWS) observation station between 1942 and 1944. The Forest Service removed and replaced the original with the present flat top structure in 1963.
The lookout tower is available for reservations from Memorial Day through October, and guests must bring several of their own amenities to ensure a safe and comfortable stay.
Visitors to the Bald Knob Lookout will be treated to spectacular views overlooking Eden Valley to the north, the Rogue River to the south, and the forests beyond.
Hiking, birding, and wildlife viewing are popular among guests to this lookout. Seasonal changes envelope the area as snow melt gives rise to spring time flowers, and vivid autumn colors welcome a landscape blanketed with snow.
The 16 x 16 foot one-room flat top cabin is equipped with basic amenities, including a propane stove, heater, refrigerator and lights. Furnishings include a single bed and a small table and chairs.
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Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Drive south from the Powers Ranger District office on Highway 242 through the town of Powers to the Forest boundary. Continue on Forest Service Road 33 along the South Fork of the Coquille River for approximately 11.5 miles to the junction of Forest Service Road 3348. Travel up Forest Service Road 3348 approximately 2 miles to the junction of Forest Service Road 5520. Turn right, and the pavement ends. Take Forest Service Road 5520 for 2 miles, then turn right on Forest Service Road 5520-020, and follow this spur road approximately 2 miles to a gate. Go through the gate and continue through a second gate to the end of the lookout road.
Mailing Address:BALD KNOB LOOKOUT
42861 HWY 242
POWERS OR 97466
Phone Number:Information: (541)439-6200