Udell Lookout Tower

Also known as: Udell Tower, FS CRI #090403-229, MI State No. 20-MT-124
Forest Rd. 5207, Huron--Manistee NF, Wellston, Michigan

The last remaining tower in the Manistee National Forest

Photos 

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2020

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National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 22, 1996
Reference number
95001013
Areas of significance
Engineering; Conservation
Levels of significance
National; State; Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; A - Event
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Government office; Fire station
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant year
1936

Update Log 

  • August 15, 2020: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • August 15, 2020: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • August 15, 2020: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • August 15, 2020: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status and added photos

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Comments 

Udell Lookout Tower
Posted August 15, 2020, by Lugnuts

You have to want to come here to bother coming here. It's not easy to find and do not rely on your GPS. Many of the mapped roads here are not roads at all. One road my GPS sent me to was actually a line of high voltage transmission towers. Until the forest service restores this tower, there's not much reason to come here.