Demond Hill Fire Tower
US 1576, MI 7
2021 photo

2021 photo - courtesy of Kari Thompson

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1576, MI 7 (view other lookouts in United States, Michigan)
Date Registered May 22, 2022
Nominated by Kari Thompson
Location Hiawatha National Forest
Chippewa County, Michigan
Coordinates N 46° 21.600' W 084° 46.938' (view using Google Maps)
N 46° 21' 36" W 084° 46' 56"
N 46.360000° W 084.782300°
Elevation 915 ft (279 m)
Built circa 1925
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


Built about 1925, Demond Hill Fire Tower sits atop the highest hill near the lumbering town of Raco, Michigan.

During the Great Depression, the tower worked in conjunction with the Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Raco to handle fire suppression. By 1942, when Raco was the only camp left in the district, its fire protection area covered 151,140 acres.


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