Blue Job Mountain Lookout
US 405, NH 6
September 2016 photo

September 2016 photo - courtesy of Jack Kelley

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 405, NH 6 (view other lookouts in United States, New Hampshire)
Date Registered March 12, 2002
Nominated by Chris Haartz, NH Registrar
Location Strafford County, New Hampshire
Coordinates N 43° 19.877' W 071° 06.984' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 19' 53" W 071° 06' 59"
N 43.331280° W 071.116400°
Elevation 1,357 ft (414 m)
Administered by NH Dept. of Resources and Economic Development
Cooperators NH Div. of Forests and Lands


First used as a detection site in 1913, Blue Job is a focal point of a small state forest, the 32' steel tower with wood cab was constructed in 1915 and modified in 1930 and again in the 1980s. For many years the lookout served both Maine and New Hampshire under a cooperative agreement. In active service.


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Visit Reports

September 3, 2016: Jack Kelley


Needs paint? No
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: This tower is one of the towers that was recently redone by the state of New Hampshire, and is in great shape. The watchman's cabin door had some repaired holes but was in bad condition and the cabin had a wasp nest in it and the outhouse was tipped over, but the tower itself is great.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes
Comments: There are several cell towers on the summit.

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes
Comments? The trails are well marked.


Staffed? Sometimes
This tower is still staffed by the State of New Hampshire.

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No