Paret Lookout Tower
US 524, MS 4

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 524, MS 4 (view other lookouts in United States, Mississippi)
Date Registered July 24, 2003
Nominated by Judith Henry, District Ranger, De Soto RD
Location De Soto National Forest
Perry County, Mississippi
Coordinates N 31° 05.110' W 089° 03.185' (view using Google Maps)
N 31° 05' 07" W 089° 03' 11"
N 31.085170° W 089.053080°
Elevation 295 ft (90 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators De Soto Ranger District


The Paret Fire Tower is a 100’ Aermotor steel tower with metal 7’x7’ cab built in 1934 by a CCC unit with enrollees from New Jersey. Located on the former Black Warrior Ranger District of the DeSoto National Forest, it views a 16,000-acre National Forest tract used as a firing range by the National Guard. It is one of the few remaining of about 50 state and federal fire towers in southern Mississippi.


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