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The tallest lookout tower in the world is located in Alexandria, Louisiana. The Woodworth Tower stands 175 feet.

Alexander State Forest, located in central Louisiana, was established in 1923. Though originally intended to be the first of several state owned demonstration forests, today it is the only one.

The multiple-use forest contains 700 acres of bottomland hardwood, 5,000 acres of southern yellow pine and the 2,250 acre Indian Creek Lake and Recreation Area.

Today the land is an excellent example of reforestation and forest management containing about 35 million board feet of timber. Extensive tree planting was undertaken when a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp was located on the forest during 1933 – 1940. During CCC days, the enrollees, mostly World War I veterans, built the log administrative building, which is now listed on the Louisiana – National Register of Historic Places. The 175-foot Woodworth Fire Tower at the headquarters compound is believed to be the tallest fire tower in the world.

From Shreveport, take I-49 South towards Alexandria. Travel for 128 miles. Take exit 73 for LA-3265 toward Woodworth. Turn right at LA-3265 W/Robinson Bridge Road. Turn left at Indian Creek Road. Travel 1.2 miles. Take the 1st left onto Camp Ground Rd./Forest Service Rd. 14. End at Alexander State Forest Camp Ground/Forest Service Road 14.


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