Overlook Mountain Fire Tower
US 223, NY 17

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 223, NY 17 (view other lookouts in United States, New York)
Date Registered April 28, 1997
Nominated by Bob Spear, FFLA
Location Catskill Forest Preserve
Ulster County, New York
Coordinates N 42° 05.084' W 074° 05.557' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 05' 05" W 074° 05' 33"
N 42.084740° W 074.092613°
Elevation 3,120 ft (951 m)
Administered by New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Cooperators The Catskill Forest Center, the Forest Fire Lookout Ass'n & NYS-DEC


Located in New York’s Catskill Forest Preserve, Overlook Mountain Fire Tower was constructed by the New York Department of Conservation (now DEC) in 1917. The 60’ steel Aermotor LS-40 tower with 7’x 7’ metal cab was in active service for 54 years until it closed in 1971. It has been restored as a joint venture by the Catskill Forest Center (Catskill Forest Assoc., a NWOA affiliate), the Highlands Group of the Forest Fire Lookout Assoc. and the NYS-DEC.


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4/11/04 Warren Johnsen photo (courtesy Bill Starr

4/11/04 Warren Johnsen photo (courtesy Bill Starr