Beech Mountain Lookout
US 60, ME 1

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 60, ME 1 (view other lookouts in United States, Maine)
Date Registered September 16, 1993
Nominated by Robert W. Reynolds, Supt., Acadia National Park
Location Acadia National Park
Hancock County, Maine
Coordinates N 44° 18.663' W 068° 20.728' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 18' 40" W 068° 20' 44"
N 44.311050° W 068.345474°
Elevation 807 ft (246 m)
Built 1962
Administered by National Park Service
Cooperators Acadia National Park


Beech Mountain has been the site of a lookout in Maine’s Acadia National Park since 1943. The present prefab steel tower was built between 1960-62 in a project called ‘Operation Beech.” The lookout is now staffed by park rangers only during high fire danger. During the summer park volunteers attend the tower so hikers may climb the structure and visit the cab.


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