Yellow River Fire Tower
US 122, IA 1

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 122, IA 1 (view other lookouts in United States, Iowa)
Date Registered July 1, 1995
Nominated by William A. Farris, State Forester
Location Yellow River State Forest
Allamakee County, Iowa
Coordinates N 43° 09.721' W 091° 14.468' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 09' 43" W 091° 14' 28"
N 43.162020° W 091.241141°
Elevation 1,047 ft (319 m)
Administered by Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources
Cooperators Division of Forestry, Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources


Another first-time listing in the Register is the Yellow River Fire Tower in Iowa which is also the only fire lookout in the state. The 100’ Aermotor tower with 7’ x 7’ metal cab was acquired from the U.S. Forest Service in the 1950s and rebuilt in 1962 on the Yellow River State Forest by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.


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