Thayerville Fire Tower
US 691, MD 2

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 691, MD 2 (view other lookouts in United States, Maryland)
Date Registered April 23, 2007
Nominated by Robert C. Webster, Jr., Regional Forester
Location Deep Creek Lake State Park
Garrett County, Maryland
Coordinates N 39° 31.129' W 079° 17.878' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 31' 08" W 079° 17' 53"
N 39.518820° W 079.297970°
Elevation 3,029 ft (923 m)
Built 1938
Administered by Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Forest Service
Cooperators MD Forest Service; Deep Creek Lake State Park Discovery Center; Western Garrett State Park Volunteers


One of the first lookouts constructed in Maryland (1921), Thayerville Fire Tower is located on Deep Creek Lake State Park. The current 100’ steel Aermotor tower with a 7’x7’ metal cab was built in 1938. Last used for fire detection in 1990, it has been restored. A plaque honoring forest wardens and fire towers was installed October 15, 2006.


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