Sugarloaf Fire Tower
US 186, AR 5

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 186, AR 5 (view other lookouts in United States, Arkansas)
Date Registered August 20, 1996
Nominated by Michael A. Pfeiffer, FFLA
Location Ozark National Forest
Stone County, Arkansas
Coordinates N 36° 05.017' W 092° 09.866' (view using Google Maps)
N 36° 05' 01" W 092° 09' 52"
N 36.083620° W 092.164432°
Elevation 1,089 ft (332 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Sylamore Ranger District


The Sugarloaf Fire Tower historic district was accepted on the National Register of Historic Places in October, 1995. The mountaintop, located on the Ozark National Forest, is the site of a remarkable group of stone structures constructed by the CCC in 1937 as living accommodations for the 100’ steel lookout tower with 7’x7’ cab.


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Visit Reports

October 25, 2012: Ruby Freeman


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? No Response
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? No Response
Glass intact? No Response
Good condition? No Response
Comments: Locked radio room seems to still be <br /> <br />active, other buildings boarded up and first set of stairs has <br /> <br />been removed.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No
Other enroachments? unknown

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? Yes
Directions to tower signed? No


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response