O'Bannon Woods Fire Tower
US 686, IN 4

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 686, IN 4 (view other lookouts in United States, Indiana)
Date Registered January 10, 2007
Nominated by Leslie Grow, Bob Sawtelle
Location O'Bannon Woods State Park
Harrison/Crawford County, Indiana
Coordinates N 38° 11.997' W 086° 16.099' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 11' 60" W 086° 16' 06"
N 38.199950° W 086.268320°
Elevation 876 ft (267 m)
Built 1941
Administered by Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources
Cooperators Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources


The first fire tower on this site on the Harrison Crawford State Forest was constructed by the CCC in 1937. It was damaged by fire and replaced with the 88’ steel tower with 7’x7’ metal cab in 1941. When the land was transferred to the O’Bannon Woods State Park, the tower became known as the O'Bannon Woods Fire Tower.


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