Bob Spear photo
|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|
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.