November 2010 photo
|Registry Numbers||US 211, MO 1 (view other lookouts in United States, Missouri)|
|Date Registered||April 28, 1997|
|Nominated by||Marvin D. Brown, State Forester|
|Location||Iron County, Missouri|
N 37° 34.128' W 090° 43.125' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 34' 08" W 090° 43' 08"
N 37.568800° W 090.718758°
|Elevation||1,772 ft (540 m)|
|Administered by||Missouri Dept. of Conservation|
|Cooperators||Missouri Dept. of Conservation|
Taum Sauk Lookout Tower was constructed by the Missouri Department of Conservation in 1949 and is the only tower in the state with a catwalk still in use. The 72’ steel tower with wooden cab--the first to be listed on the register in the state--is located on the highest point in the Missouri Ozarks (1,772’) within a state park. The name is derived from a Piankashaw Indian Chief: Sauk-ton-qua.