Snowy Mountain Fire Tower
US 1275, NY 43
February 17, 2018 photo

February 17, 2018 photo - courtesy of Laurie Rankin

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1275, NY 43 (view other lookouts in United States, New York)
Date Registered April 3, 2018
Nominated by Laurie Rankin
Location Jessup River Wild Forest Adirondack Park
Hamilton County, New York
Coordinates N 43° 42.013' W 074° 23.207' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 42' 01" W 074° 23' 12"
N 43.700212° W 074.386782°
Elevation 3,848 ft (1,173 m)
Built 1917
Administered by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation


A 22-foot steel tower was built on the summit in 1917. In 1933, a 20-foot extension was added to allow a sight line over the trees. The Snowy Mountain fire tower was in operation until 1971. The fire tower was restored in 2001 by a group of DEC staff, Student Conservation Corp, and local citizens with support from the NYS Police helicopter to deliver materials.


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