Forum Lookout Tower
US 1692, AR 11

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1692, AR 11 (view other lookouts in United States, Arkansas)
Date Registered August 14, 2022
Nominated by Jason Johns
Location McIlroy State Game Mangement Area
Madison County, Arkansas
Coordinates N 36° 13.792' W 093° 43.226' (view using Google Maps)
N 36° 13' 48" W 093° 43' 14"
N 36.229863° W 093.720430°
Elevation 1,639 ft (500 m)
Built Unknown
Administered by AGFC


  • 50ft Aermotor with a diagonal staircase
  • 6 Landings and 7 Flights
  • This is not the original location of the tower.  I was moved to the current location in the late 1960's/early 1970's.
  • Fun Fact! This tower can be seen in HBO's True Detective Season 3
  • QUOTE (The Madison County Journal / Huntsville, AR on May 30, 1940) – “It is pointed out that the forest fire lookout tower located six miles south of Huntsville has been completed all except the telephone installation. The second tower in Madison County is now nearing completion, this one being located on Swain mountain about one mile from Madison-Carroll county line near highway 23.”
  • Site Visit - 4/24/22


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