Colfax Lookout Site
US 856, LA 3

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 856, LA 3 (view other lookout sites in United States, Louisiana)
Date Registered February 24, 2011
Nominated by Mark H. Gutzman
Location Kisatchie National Forest
Grant Parish, Louisiana
Coordinates N 31° 33.041' W 092° 34.080' (view using Google Maps)
N 31° 33' 02" W 092° 34' 05"
N 31.550686° W 092.568001°
Elevation 239 ft (73 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


Built in 1936 by the CCC, this 100’ Aermotor steel tower with LS-40 7’x7’ cab was operated by the CCC until 1942 when U.S. Forest Service personnel took over. In 1983 the tower was put under a Special Use Permit by the Louisiana State Forestry Department, and was operated as a Coop tower with the US Forest Service. In 1988, the tower was purchased by a Mr. Thorne, father of Kevin Thorne who had re-erected the Mosley Hill Lookout for the U.S. Forest Service.


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