Jackie Jones Lookout
US 213, NY 16

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 213, NY 16 (view other lookouts in United States, New York)
Date Registered April 28, 1997
Nominated by Lawrence G. Paul
Location Harriman State Park
Rockland County, New York
Coordinates N 41° 13.405' W 074° 04.303' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 13' 24" W 074° 04' 18"
N 41.223420° W 074.071718°
Elevation 1,260 ft (384 m)
Administered by Palisades Interstate Park Commission
Cooperators Palisades Interstate Park Commission & the Forest Fire Lookout Association


The last steel fire tower in the Bear Mountain-Harriman State Park, Jackie Jones Lookout was constructed in 1928 by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, who operated the facility until 1931. From that time the facility was operated by Forest Fire Control until it closed in the 1970s. The 60’ Aermotor LS-40 tower with 7’x7’ metal cab features windows of an unusual design.


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2002 (Paul Laskey photo-courtesy Bill Starr)

2002 (Paul Laskey photo-courtesy Bill Starr)

August 16, 2013 by David Rocco

August 16, 2013 by David Rocco

August 16, 2013 by David Rocco

August 16, 2013 by David Rocco

Visit Reports

May 1, 2007: Bob Spear


Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? No Response
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Some repairs needed top some steps but otherwise in good shape

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes
Other enroachments? Large former AT & T Antenna & building nearby

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? Yes
Directions to tower signed? No
Comments? Because of high vandalism possibilities, tower site is not advertised promenently


Staffed? Sometimes
A Ranger sometimes is posted at the tower during Extreme fire weather and as manpower permits

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? Yes
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Yes
Contact the Ranger office for more information