Milan Hill Lookout
US 412, NH 13

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 412, NH 13 (view other lookouts in United States, New Hampshire)
Date Registered March 12, 2002
Nominated by Chris Haartz, NH Registrar
Location Coos County, New Hampshire
Coordinates N 44° 34.354' W 071° 12.142' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 34' 21" W 071° 12' 08"
N 44.572560° W 071.202360°
Elevation 1,292 ft (394 m)
Administered by NH Dept. of Resources and Economic Development
Cooperators NH Div. of Forests and Lands


Used as an aircraft spotting station in World War II and located in a small state park of the same name, the 45' steel tower with standard NH wooden cab was built on Milan Hill in 1932. It is in active service.


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Visit Reports

May 6, 2019: Jonathan Bergeron


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? No
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Some of the wooden siding needs work and random shingles have been found around the grounds. Will insect further.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No Response

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No


Staffed? Sometimes
Is manned only for a few shorts weeks of the year. Mostly for moose tracking with NH Fish & Game dept.

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Unsure