Bass River Fire Tower
US 243, NJ 5

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 243, NJ 5 (view other lookouts in United States, New Jersey)
Date Registered December 15, 1997
Location Bass River State Forest
Burlington County, New Jersey
Coordinates N 39° 36.694' W 074° 26.197' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 36' 42" W 074° 26' 12"
N 39.611572° W 074.436617°
Elevation 47 ft (14 m)
Administered by New Jersey Forest Fire Service
Cooperators New Jersey Forest Fire Service


Bass River Fire Tower is located on the Bass River State Forest just off the Garden State Parkway in southern New Jersey. It was constructed by the CCC in 1937, reportedly in just 11 days. The 80 steel tower with 7’ x 7’ metal cab is a McClintock-Marshall style but has an Aermotor Co. nameplate. It is in active service.


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