Leonard Hill Fire Tower
US 1205, NY 42

Photo courtesy of Laurie Rankin

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1205, NY 42 (view other lookouts in United States, New York)
Date Registered June 9, 2017
Nominated by Laurie Rankin
Location Leonard Hill State Forest
Schoharie County, New York
Coordinates N 42° 27.062' W 074° 21.174' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 27' 04" W 074° 21' 10"
N 42.451035° W 074.352892°
Elevation 2,650 ft (808 m)
Built 1948
Administered by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation


The 80-foot Aeromotor LS40 fire tower on Leonard Hill was originally constructed in 1934 in Gilbert Lake State Par in Oneonta County. It was moved to its current location in 1948 were it was in operation until 1988. The fire tower is currently closed to the public.


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