McCormick's Creek Fire Tower
US 745, IN 5

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 745, IN 5 (view other lookouts in United States, Indiana)
Date Registered November 12, 2008
Nominated by Margerita Manley
Location McCormick's Creek State Park
Owen County, Indiana
Coordinates N 39° 17.088' W 086° 43.435' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 17' 05" W 086° 43' 26"
N 39.284800° W 086.723920°
Elevation 770 ft (235 m)
Built 1935
Administered by Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Cooperators McCormick's Creek State Park and Friends of McCormick's Creek State Park


This 86’ steel tower with 7’x7’ metal cab was constructed in 1935 by CCC Company #589. The McCormick’s Creek Fire Tower was active until 1967 and is now a popular state park viewing site.


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Visit Reports

June 20, 2019: Ben Funderburg


Needs paint? No
Shutters OK? Not Applicable
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Tower had just finished a complete remodel the day we where there. In overall excellent condition, tower and cab have been painted, all new stairs, all new glass in the cab.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? Yes
Directions to tower signed? Yes
Comments? Park ranger directed us to the tower.


Staffed? No Response

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response