Lebanon Station Fire Tower
US 556, NJ 15

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 556, NJ 15 (view other lookouts in United States, New Jersey)
Date Registered March 3, 2004
Nominated by Bob Spear
Location Brendan Byrne State Forest
Burlington County, New Jersey
Coordinates N 39° 53.531' W 074° 34.880' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 53' 32" W 074° 34' 53"
N 39.892183° W 074.581333°
Elevation 136 ft (41 m)
Built 1950
Administered by New Jersey Forest Fire Service
Cooperators New Jersey Forest Fire Service, Division B


At 54 years, Lebanon Station fire tower is one of New Jersey’s oldest. The NJFFS 80’ Aermotor tower with 7’x7’ metal cab replaced the old Four Mile tower overlooking the fire-prone “pinelands.” In recent years a CCC era pine plantation grew to 80’ tall, restricting the view. A timely timber harvest restored the vista and supplied lumber for a variety of state projects.


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Visit Reports

January 12, 2007: J.Bensch


Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Tower does not have shutters. Fresh painted in red and white NJFFS scheme.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes


Staffed? Yes
Usually year round except during periods of wetness and snow cover.

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response
Tower owned, manned and maintained by New Jersey Forest Fire Service. Located in Division B jurisdiction.