Green Pond Mountain Lookout
US 83, NJ 4

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 83, NJ 4 (view other lookouts in United States, New Jersey)
Date Registered June 4, 1994
Location Picatinny Arsenal
Morris County, New Jersey
Coordinates N 40° 57.003' W 074° 34.132' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 57' 00" W 074° 34' 08"
N 40.950050° W 074.568867°
Elevation 1,240 ft (378 m)
Administered by Picatinny Arsenal
Cooperators New Jersey Chapter, FFLA

Description

The only fire tower in New Jersey to have a catwalk, Green Pond Mountain Lookout was built in 1942 as a sentry and fire detection site overlooking the fuse and explosive assembly area by the U.S. Army in the Picatinny Arsenal. With reduced military activity in recent years, the site has not been used and plans were underway to remove the cab and refurbish the steel tower as an antenna site. Restoration of the tower is complete, and the New Jersey Chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Association has accepted the task of rebuilding the cab. A forest fire in April, 1994 was stopped with a backfire at the tower and it is anticipated that the structure will again be staffed during periods of high fire danger.

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