Southside Forestry Fire Lookout
US 1059, FL 8
Photo by Bob Spear

Photo by Bob Spear

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1059, FL 8 (view other lookouts in United States, Florida)
Date Registered March 16, 2015
Nominated by Bob Spear
Location Forestry Tower Park
Duval County, Florida
Coordinates N 30° 17.175' W 081° 32.598' (view using Google Maps)
N 30° 17' 10" W 081° 32' 36"
N 30.286250° W 081.543298°
Elevation 59 ft (18 m)
Administered by City of Jacksonville
Cooperators City of Jacksonville


Southside Forestry Fire Lookout is an 100-foot Aermotor steel tower. Originally built by the State of Florida and known as the Flagler Fire Tower, it was moved to the present site and renamed "Southside" in 1938.

This tower was one of two in Jacksonville city limits. The other tower, Jacksonville Heights, has been removed. While the Southside tower is not open to the public, it remains in good shape with all ladders and cab windows remaining.


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Photo courtesy of Bob Spear