Signal Tree Fire Lookout

Administrative agency:  CFPA

Staffing status:  paid position

Elevation:  3294 ft

Structure:  1961 53 ft wooden tower with cab

Access:  Signal Tree road is signed, a spur road comes off of the main road around four miles from the highway, the road turns to gravel, but it is less than two miles to the tower,  no gates are present

Road conditions:  the gravel portion of the road is in pretty good condition

Interior:  ???

Other structures on summit:  the summit is crowded with many radio towers, buildings, propane tanks, backup generators, and a RAWS, this is probably the most crowded summit I have been to, click here to see the weather conditions on Signal Tree

Electrical power source:  grid power

Other:  the view from the tower is nice, it was once staffed by the DFPA, but was switched to the CFPA, the DFPA's Dutchman Butte looks over some of the CFPA's protection land, so the agencies work together

Visited:  Dominic Luebbers in June 2001

 

 

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