Camdenton Lookout
US 1261, MO 8

Photo courtesy of Bob Frakes

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1261, MO 8 (view other lookouts in United States, Missouri)
Date Registered January 15, 2018
Nominated by Josh Shroyer
Location Camdenton Conservation Service Center
Camden County, Missouri
Coordinates N 38° 01.381' W 092° 47.005' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 01' 23" W 092° 47' 00"
N 38.023020° W 092.783409°
Elevation 1,053 ft (321 m)
Built 1942
Administered by Missouri Department of Conservation


Camdenton Lookout, a 60' steel tower, was built in 1942 on a 40-acre site acquired the previous year by the Missouri Conservation Commission. The cab was overhauled in Fiscal Year 1970.

A watchman's dwelling was constructed in 1946. It received new wiring, sheetrock, insulation, cabinets, and a water filter in Fiscal Year 1966. A new roof, ceramic tile in the bath, storm windows, and new gutters were added in Fiscal Year 1970. A new heating system, duct work, well pump, and porch repairs were completed between 1972 and 1974.


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