Willow Valley Fire Tower
US 254, IN 3

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 254, IN 3 (view other lookouts in United States, Indiana)
Date Registered March 15, 1998
Nominated by Jon Winne, Assistant Property Manager, Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources
Location Martin State Forest
Martin County, Indiana
Coordinates N 38° 41.639' W 086° 43.593' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 41' 38" W 086° 43' 36"
N 38.693980° W 086.726546°
Elevation 771 ft (235 m)
Administered by Indiana Division of Forestry
Cooperators Indiana Division of Forestry


Built by the CCC camp at Martin State Forest in 1932, the 100’ Willow Valley Fire Tower was once part of a network that overlooked the forested hills of southern Indiana. Removed from active service in 1976, it is still maintained as an emergency lookout and is mainly used as a viewpoint by the public. There in an observation deck two-thirds of the way up.


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