Bald Knob Tower
US 831, KY 7

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 831, KY 7 (view other lookouts in United States, Kentucky)
Date Registered November 3, 2009
Nominated by Trenton C. Girard
Location Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
Trigg County, Kentucky
Coordinates N 36° 46.800' W 088° 03.500' (view using Google Maps)
N 36° 46' 48" W 088° 03' 30"
N 36.780000° W 088.058330°
Elevation 633 ft (193 m)
Built 1964
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


The Bald Knob Fire Tower was built in 1937 by the CCC as the Wildland #2 Tower. It was originally located on a hard-to-access part of the Kentucky Woodlands National Wildlife Refuge and managed by the state forestry division. The 80' Aermotor tower with 7'x7' metal cab is now owned by the U.S. Forest Service on the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area,


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Original location of tower

Original location of tower