Erskine Ridge Lookout Site
US 1550, NJ 2

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1550, NJ 2 (view other lookout sites in United States, New Jersey)
Date Registered April 16, 2014
Nominated by Bob Spear
Location Ringwood State Park
Passaic County, New Jersey
Coordinates N 41° 05.350' W 074° 14.331' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 05' 21" W 074° 14' 20"
N 41.089169° W 074.238853°
Elevation 890 ft (271 m)
Removed 1954
Administered by New Jersey Division of Parks & Forestry


This wooden lookout was one of several erected by the Ringwood Company to protect their woodland holdings from wildfire. Probably no more than 40' tall, it was operated by local resident Ralph Colfax. It was destroyed in 1954 by a fire according to Section 2 Chief Fire Warden Frank Scardo. There was no known road access to the site, but a trail led from Camp Yawpo to the lookout.


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