Archbold (Red Hill) Fire Tower
US 1081, FL 15
Bob Spear photo

Bob Spear photo

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1081, FL 15 (view other lookouts in United States, Florida)
Date Registered July 24, 2016
Nominated by Robert Spear
Location Highlands County, Florida
Coordinates N 27° 11.139' W 081° 20.310' (view using Google Maps)
N 27° 11' 08" W 081° 20' 19"
N 27.185653° W 081.338502°
Elevation 214 ft (65 m)
Administered by Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services


Located on Wales Ridge (the north-south backbone of Florida) close to Archbold Biological Station, the Archbold Fire Tower overlooks the headwaters of the Everglades. The 100' Aermotor LS-40 has 15 landings. It is standing in good shape and features an air conditioner for the comfort of its users. It was last regularly staffed in 1999.

The tower is enclosed by a security fence. A large emergency generator sits at its base and many radio aerials are mounted to the tower.


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