February 2017 photo
|Registry Numbers||US 698, MD 5 (view other lookouts in United States, Maryland)|
|Date Registered||June 17, 2007|
|Nominated by||Steven W. Koehn, State Forester, Maryland DNR Forest Service|
|Location||Garrett County, Maryland|
N 39° 32.630' W 079° 05.810' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 32' 38" W 079° 05' 49"
N 39.543830° W 079.096830°
|Elevation||2,991 ft (912 m)|
|Administered by||Maryland DNR Forest Service|
|Cooperators||Maryland DNR Forest Service|
The High Rock Lookout on the Savage River State Forest in Maryland is 90’ steel tower with 7’x7’ metal cab. Constructed in 1934 it has been recently repainted and is used as a communications and emergency detection site.
To volunteer and schedule staffing times, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Condition of wood OK?||No|
|Comments:||This tower is in poor condition. The steps and cab floor are mostly fine, but the upper landings have some gaps and need to be replaced, and the floor is a bit spongy. It definitely needs to be replaced. If you choose to climb it, know that the cab floor can hold up to three people, but climb it at your own risk. It is not maintained. There is no glass in the windows and the cab exterior is very rusty. I doubt this tower is actually used by volunteers as stated in the NHLR description, it is much too deteriorated for that. I don't want to give this tower too bad of a rep though. It is climbable, but do so safely. There is very little vandalism. Preserve this piece of history.|
Electronics and Enroachments
|Are electronic sites enroaching on tower?||No|
Access and Signs
|NHLR sign posted?||No|
|Directions to tower signed?||No|
This tower hasn't been actively staffed since the 80's, according to a local. The observer's cabin was removed before then.
Opportunities for Volunteer Support
|Volunteers staffing opportunities?||Unsure|
|Volunteer maintenance opportunities?||Unsure|