Gibbs Fire Tower
US 169, MI 2

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 169, MI 2 (view other lookouts in United States, Michigan)
Date Registered May 30, 1996
Nominated by E. B. Fitzpatrick and Roger Hakari, Iron River District
Location Ottawa National Forest
Iron County, Michigan
Coordinates N 46° 10.797' W 088° 41.904' (view using Google Maps)
N 46° 10' 48" W 088° 41' 54"
N 46.179955° W 088.698405°
Elevation 1,683 ft (513 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Iron River Ranger District


Company 3611 (James Lake) of the Civilian Conservation Corps erected Gibbs Fire Tower in 1939-40. The 100’ Aermotor tower with 7’x 7’ metal cab remained active until 1970 when it was replaced by air detection. This is the only remaining fire tower on the Iron River district of Michigan’s Ottawa National Forest.


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