Agawam Fire Tower
US 561, MA 11

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 561, MA 11 (view other lookouts in United States, Massachusetts)
Date Registered June 30, 2004
Nominated by Henry Isenberg
Location Town of Agawam
Hamden County, Massachusetts
Coordinates N 42° 05.050' W 072° 42.300' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 05' 03" W 072° 42' 18"
N 42.084170° W 072.705000°
Elevation 580 ft (177 m)
Built 1959
Administered by Mass. Bureau of Forest Fire Control
Cooperators Mass. Bureau of Forest Fire Control, District 11


Located in Hamden County, Agawam Lookout is a 10’x10’ wooden cab on a 70’ steel tower built in 1959. It replaced an earlier 48’ tower built in 1920.


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Visit Reports

June 5, 2016: Jack Kelley


Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? No Response
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: This tower is no longer staffed. Wooden boards have been nailed across the hatch to the cab, and the stairs are cracked and you can see through them in some places. The paint is fine, buf there are no shutters. I assume this is intentional.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes
Comments: There is a huge communications and former news station next to the tower.

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No
Comments? Hiking to this site means trespassing on private property, and there is no right of way until the top where the M+M Trail briefly passes by the tower.


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

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