|Registry Numbers||US 4, IN 1 (view other lookouts in United States, Indiana)|
|Date Registered||October 30, 1990|
|Nominated by||Ruth A. Brinker, U.S. Forest Service, Wayne-Hoosier National Forest|
Hoosier National Forest
Monroe County, Indiana
N 39° 02.077' W 086° 19.279' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 02' 05" W 086° 19' 17"
N 39.034610° W 086.321321°
|Elevation||895 ft (273 m)|
|Administered by||U.S. Forest Service|
|Cooperators||Brownstown Ranger District|
Hickory Ridge Lookout is located on the edge of the Charles C. Deam Wilderness on the Hoosier National Forest in Indiana. It is a 110-foot steel tower with 7- by 7-ft. cab built by the CCC in 1936 and is the last remaining fire tower, out of an original number of eight, remaining on National Forest land in Indiana. The tower was restored in 1989.
Indiana Public Media featured the tower in a November 2013 segment of The Weekly Special available here.
|Shutters OK?||Not Applicable|
|Condition of wood OK?||Yes|
|Comments:||First 2 flights of stairs are a bit wobbly but otherwise ok. Stairs are steel and in good condition. Newer wood floor probably from the 1989 remodel is on top of the original cab floor. Cab is open but there is quite prevalent graffiti.|
Electronics and Enroachments
|Are electronic sites enroaching on tower?||No|
Access and Signs
|NHLR sign posted?||Yes|
|Directions to tower signed?||No|
Opportunities for Volunteer Support
|Volunteers staffing opportunities?||No Response|
|Volunteer maintenance opportunities?||No Response|