Red Hill Fire Tower
US 106, NY 6

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 106, NY 6 (view other lookouts in United States, New York)
Date Registered March 6, 1995
Nominated by Bob Spear, FFLA and NHLR representative
Location Ulster County, New York
Coordinates N 41° 55.428' W 074° 31.074' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 55' 26" W 074° 31' 04"
N 41.923800° W 074.517900°
Elevation 2,980 ft (908 m)
Built 1920
Administered by NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Cooperators N.Y. Dept. of Environmental Conservation, and the Highlands Group of the Forest Fire Lookout Association

Description

Located on a State Forest Preserve Tract on the southern edge of the Catskills, Red Hill Fire Tower was constructed by NYS-DEC in 1920 and staffed until 1990. The 60’ Aermotor LS-40 tower with 7x7’ steel cab is equipped with an unusual 1/2” tube alidade.

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Photos

9/10/05--Cabin (Bob Eckler photo-courtesy Bill Starr)

9/10/05--Cabin (Bob Eckler photo-courtesy Bill Starr)

Circa 1924 (Friends of Red Hill collection-courtesy Bill Starr)

Circa 1924 (Friends of Red Hill collection-courtesy Bill Starr)