Rich Mountain Fire Tower
US 582, AR 7

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 582, AR 7 (view other lookouts in United States, Arkansas)
Date Registered June 1, 2004
Location Ouachita National Forest
Polk County, Arkansas
Coordinates N 34° 40.433' W 094° 19.720' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 40' 26" W 094° 19' 43"
N 34.673880° W 094.328670°
Elevation 2,646 ft (807 m)
Built 1952
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Mena Ranger District


Located on the Talimena Scenic Highway on the Ouachita National Forest, Rich Mountain Fire Tower is at the highest point on the road and is a popular picnic spot. The 42’ steel tower with a 14’x14’ Cl-100 metal cab was constructed in 1952 and used for fire detection until 1975. It replaced an unusual 6’x6’ wooden cab perched atop a 20’ log tower with a Spartan groundhouse living quarters.


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