Buck Fire Tower
US 1707, NY 55
October 2021 photo

October 2021 photo - courtesy of Laurie Rankin

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1707, NY 55 (view other lookouts in United States, New York)
Date Registered December 25, 2022
Nominated by Laurie Rankin
Location Hamilton County, New York
Coordinates N 44° 03.133' W 074° 31.958' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 03' 08" W 074° 31' 58"
N 44.052220° W 074.532640°
Elevation 2,425 ft (739 m)
Built 1933
Administered by Private Owner (Cedar Heights Timber LLC)
Cooperators Hamilton County Government


The private land owner, Whitney Park, originally erected the 60-foot tall Aermotor LS-40 steel tower in 1933 to protect its lands. The current private land owner, Cedar Heights Timber LLC, has entered into an agreement with Hamilton County to restore and reopen the tower to the public. Anticipated date for reopening is Summer 2022.


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