|Registry Numbers||US 1072, NY 34 (view other lookouts in United States, New York)|
|Date Registered||January 3, 2015|
|Nominated by||David Petrelli|
|Location||Franklin County, New York|
N 44° 33.492' W 074° 09.098' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 33' 30" W 074° 09' 06"
N 44.558200° W 074.151633°
|Elevation||3,332 ft (1,016 m)|
One of the early lookouts in the state, erected in 1917, and reconstructed in 1927 after it was blown down by a hurricane, Loon Lake Mountain Fire Tower is again a popular hiking destination since the NY DEC rebuilt the trail in 2013. The 35’ Aermotor tower is in poor condition and is scheduled for rehabilitation.
|Shutters OK?||No Response|
|Condition of wood OK?||No Response|
|Stairs OK?||No Response|
|Glass intact?||No Response|
|Comments:||While the 35' Aermotor LS40 steel tower and cab are in structurally sound condition the structure need considerable work to be safely accessed by the public. The structure is in need of painting and replacement of tow of the cab roof panels. Additionally, all of the wood including steps and cab floor need to replaced.|
Electronics and Enroachments
|Are electronic sites enroaching on tower?||No|
Access and Signs
|NHLR sign posted?||No|
|Directions to tower signed?||No|
Opportunities for Volunteer Support
|Volunteers staffing opportunities?||No Response|
|Volunteer maintenance opportunities?||
This tower can be succcessfully restored as it is currently on an NYS classification of land that allows it to remain. However currently the main trail access is on privately owned property. However public access will be possible after Earth day 2009. Currently there are efforts to create a committee to restore this tower for safe public use.