Mount Prospect Lookout
US 43, NH 2

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 43, NH 2 (view other lookouts in United States, New Hampshire)
Date Registered August 8, 1992
Nominated by Stephen J. Cummings, NE Rep., NHLR; Mark W. MacDonald, President, Weeks State Park Association
Location Weeks State Park
Coos County, New Hampshire
Coordinates N 44° 27.049' W 071° 34.266' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 27' 03" W 071° 34' 16"
N 44.450823° W 071.571100°
Elevation 2,042 ft (622 m)
Administered by NH Dept. of Resources and Economic Development
Cooperators NH Division of Forests and Lands; Weeks State Park Association


Mount Prospect Lookout is a stone tower that is probably unique in the nation. Part of the summer estate of U.S. Senator John W. Weeks (author of the Weeks Act which created eastern National Forests), the structure was built as a private observation tower in 1912. When the estate became a State Park in 1941, the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands added a round, enclosed lookout cab which remains in active service.


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