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  • Yokahu Tower

    Status: OPEN


    This 69 foot tower was built by Dr. Frank H. Wadsworth (former Forest Supervisor and Director of IITF) in the early 1960’s. Four types of the forest can be viewed from Yokahu Tower: Colorado (smooth to the south), Tabonuco (irregular surrounding with white-leaved yagrumos), Palm (on the steep slopes) and Dwarf (on the ridges) are all visible along with the coastline and all the way to the Virgin Islands on a clear day (10 mile + view). The dense old forest of the Baño de Oro Research Natural Area in the upper Mameyes Valley to the east may also be viewed.


    Location: Road 191 km 8.8

    Amenities: Parking

    Special Safety Messages: Yokahu Tower is open from 9 am to 4:00 pm. It is being operated by the Forest concession, El Yunque Food Corp. They will be managing tower access and monitoring to meet current health and safety guidelines.