Barnstable Fire Tower
US 559, MA 9

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 559, MA 9 (view other lookouts in United States, Massachusetts)
Date Registered February 2, 2004
Nominated by Henry Isenberg
Location Clay Hill
Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Coordinates N 41° 41.110' W 070° 21.460' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 41' 07" W 070° 21' 28"
N 41.685167° W 070.357667°
Elevation 66 ft (20 m)
Built 1947
Administered by Mass. Bureau of Forest Fire Control
Cooperators Mass. Bureau of Forest Fire Control, District 1


The first fire lookout in Barnstable County on Cape Cod was staffed in 1912 on a wooden tower built by donors on Shoot Flying Hill in 1897. A steel tower was built in 1912 and stood until 1947. The present Barnstable Lookout was constructed by the MA Bureau of Forest Fire Control in that year. It is a 68’ steel tower with 10’x10’ wooden cab.


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Visit Reports

March 24, 2014: Ed Post


Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

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