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LAKE OF THE WOODS LOOKOUT, OR
part ofRogue River - Siskiyou National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu May 15 2014 Season Dates
OverviewLake of the Woods Lookout is surrounded by mountainous terrain, forested hillsides and spectacular views within the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in southwestern Oregon.
The flat-roofed cabin was originally a "ground house" located on Barklow Mountain in the Powers Ranger District. It was flown by helicopter to its present location and placed on a 12 ft. tower and catwalk in 1974. It was then staffed during fire seasons from 1974 to 1996.
The lookout offers some amenities, but guests are asked to bring a few of their own supplies to ensure a safe and comfortable stay.
Lake of the Woods Lookout provides a panoramic view with vistas of the Pacific Ocean, the Kalmiopsis and Wild Rogue Wilderness areas, and the Wild and Scenic Illinois and Rogue River canyons.
Hiking, mountain biking and stargazing are popular among guests at the lookout. Seasonal changes envelope the area as snowmelt gives rise to spring time flowers, and vivid autumn colors welcome a landscape blanketed with snow.
The lookout is a one-room cabin, able to accommodate up to four people. It is equipped with a double bed with a mattress, a table and two chairs, foot stool, a propane stove, propane heater and cooler, propane and solar lights, cleaning supplies and a fire extinguisher. A solar shower is provided, however, guests must provide the water.
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Know Before You Go
Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From the north end of the town of Gold Beach, turn east off of U.S. Highway 101 onto County Road 595. This road becomes Forest Service Road 33. Travel approximately 27 miles to the town of Agness. Continue approximately 9 miles on Forest Service Road 33 to Forest Service Road 3336. Turn left and travel 8.2 miles to Forest Service Road 141. Pass through the gate and continue another 0.75 mile to the lookout.
Travel time from Gold Beach is approximately 1.5 hours on narrow, paved and gravel roads. Forest Service roads are generally one lane gravel roads with pullouts. Many people use these roads, including logging trucks and recreational vehicles. Drive slowly, stay to the right at all times, and use pullouts.
Mailing Address:LAKE OF THE WOODS LOOKOUT
29279 Ellensburg Avenue
Gold Beach OR 97415
Phone Number:Information: (541)247-3600