Spruce Mountain Fire Tower
US 1182, NY 40
May 2016 photo

May 2016 photo - courtesy of Laurie Rankin

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1182, NY 40 (view other lookouts in United States, New York)
Date Registered January 26, 2017
Nominated by Laurie Rankin
Location Wilcox Lake State Forest
Corinth, Saratoga County, New York
Coordinates N 43° 12.982' W 073° 54.373' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 12' 59" W 073° 54' 22"
N 43.216373° W 073.906211°
Elevation 2,041 ft (622 m)
Built 1928
Administered by NYS Department of Environmental Conservation


The Spruce Mountain Fire Tower was renovated in the Fall of 2015 and reopened to the public. The new Spruce Mountain Trail and renovated tower is the result of a successful partnership between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Saratoga County, and Saratoga PLAN. The new trail is currently managed by the Adirondack Mountain Club. In accordance with the conservation easement agreement for the lands the trail crosses, the trail is closed to public use during the big game hunting season


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Visit Reports

July 17, 2016: Jack Kelley


Needs paint? No
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: This tower, since restoration, is in great condition. The plexiglass in the windows is not scratched up, so there still is a view. All the wood is in great condition, too.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? Unsure
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Unsure


July 17, 2016 photo

July 17, 2016 photo - courtesy of Jack Kelley