Goshen Fire Tower
US 609, MA 20
April 2016 photo by Jack Kelley

April 2016 photo by Jack Kelley

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 609, MA 20 (view other lookouts in United States, Massachusetts)
Date Registered December 15, 2004
Nominated by Henry Isenberg
Location D.A.R. State Forest
Hampshire County, Massachusetts
Coordinates N 42° 27.872' W 072° 47.015' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 27' 52" W 072° 47' 01"
N 42.464534° W 072.783578°
Elevation 1,676 ft (511 m)
Built 1952
Administered by Mass. Bureau of Forest Fire Control
Cooperators Mass. Bureau of Forest Fire Control, District 10


Located on the D.A.R. State Forest, Goshen Lookout was constructed in 1952. It sits on the eastern edge of the Berkshire Mountains and filled the last major gap in the statewide detection grid.


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Visit Reports

April 17, 2016: Jack Kelley


Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: The tower is well-maintained and looks very good from the outside and in the cab's interior.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No
Comments? The DAR State Forest where the tower is located is mostly closed due to renovations on the Highland Lake Dam. However, the road leading to the tower is accessible through a back way.


Staffed? Sometimes
Staffed seasonally.

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

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