Wood County Wisconsin Department of Conservation 21N-2E-Sec 25
August 21, 1931: "A good sample of the careless, poorly planned manner in which the state is attempting to solve the fire situation in central Wisconsin is location of the fire tower at South Bluff, near Babcock, in the town of Remington. Instead of picking out the highest point on this bluff, whoever located the fire tower there put it on the easiest, most accessible mound. The result is that a much higher bluff to the northwest completely obliterates the view of that vast territory so often burned over in the vicinity of City Point, Pray, and the Bissig Marsh. The top of the 75-foot tower itself is lower than the bluff on which it should have been located. Apparently realizing their mistake, the fire wardens blasted some rock on top of the higher bluff, and brought the material up with which to properly locate a fire tower, about half a mile from the one now up. That was over two years ago. The steel braces, ladder, etc., lie rusting on the ground; the difficult blasting work has gone for nothing." (The Daily Tribune)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - SOUTH BLUFF LOT PID - PO0552 STATE/COUNTY- WI/WOOD COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - QUAIL POINT FLOWAGE (1984)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1934 (CAS) THIS STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE SOUTH BLUFF FIRE LOOKOUT TOWER OF THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION. IT IS A STANDARD SQUARE SKELETON STEEL TOWER WITH AN ENCLOSED CABIN ON TOP. IT IS 64 FEET HIGH AND WAS ERECTED IN 1933.
THE TOWER IS ABOUT 6-1/2 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BABCOCK, IN THE NW 1/4 NW 1/4 SEC. 25, T. 21 N., R. 2 E., ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF A HILL KNOWN AS SOUTH BLUFF, ON LAND OWNED BY WOOD COUNTY.