Turtle Mountain Tower
US 20, ND 1

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 20, ND 1 (view other lookouts in United States, North Dakota)
Date Registered July 1, 1991
Nominated by Larry A. Kotchman, State Forester, and Walter Pasicznyk, Deputy State Forester, both of North Dakota Forest Service
Location Rolette County, North Dakota
Coordinates N 48° 52.818' W 099° 51.000' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 52' 49" W 099° 50' 60"
N 48.880300° W 099.850000°
Elevation 2,223 ft (678 m)
Administered by North Dakota Forest Service


Turtle Mountain Tower is the only fire lookout in North Dakota. The 100-foot steel tower was originally erected in the J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge, but it became surplus to needs of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Transferred to the North Dakota Forest Service in 1957, the tower was reconstructed in the Turtle Mountains to be used for fire detection. It is now primarily used as a radio relay station.


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