Oak Hill Lookout
US 413, NH 14

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 413, NH 14 (view other lookouts in United States, New Hampshire)
Date Registered March 12, 2002
Nominated by Chris Haartz, NH Registrar
Location Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Coordinates N 43° 16.672' W 071° 31.870' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 16' 40" W 071° 31' 52"
N 43.277860° W 071.531170°
Elevation 426 ft (130 m)
Administered by NH Dept. of Resources and Economic Development
Cooperators NH Div. of Forests and Lands


Located not far from the Concord, New Hampshire’s capitol, Oak Hill is an example of the importance of early fire detection in the ever expanding urban/wildland interface. The 55' steel tower was constructed in 1928 it incorporated a new design feature: an observation platform for visitors just below the cab. The tower was raised 10' in 1971 and eventually went into irregular operation. It was returned to full service in 1991, at first with a volunteer lookout, and then as part of the state network.


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