St. Regis Mountain Fire Tower
US 117, NY 13

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 117, NY 13 (view other lookouts in United States, New York)
Date Registered May 1, 1995
Nominated by Fred Knauf, New York Chapter, FFLA
Location Adirondack Forest Preserve
Franklin County, New York
Coordinates N 44° 24.505' W 074° 19.761' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 24' 30" W 074° 19' 46"
N 44.408420° W 074.329356°
Elevation 2,874 ft (876 m)
Administered by NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Cooperators Friends of St. Regis and NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Description

The site of a lookout in the northern Adirondacks since 1909, the present Saint Regis Mountain Fire Tower was constructed in 1918 by the state of New York and staffed for 81 years before being closed at the end of the 1990 fire season. The 35’ Aermotor LS-40 tower with 7’x7’ metal cab is readily visible from the Forest Interpretive Center at Paul Smiths College and is a popular hiking destination.

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Photos

Additional photos courtesy of Bill Starr, NHLR State Registrar

Additional photos courtesy of Bill Starr, NHLR State Registrar

Additional photos courtesy of Bill Starr, NHLR State Registrar

Additional photos courtesy of Bill Starr, NHLR State Registrar

Additional photos courtesy of David Petrelli
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1919 Panoramic Map

1919 Panoramic Map

Osborne Fire Finder

Osborne Fire Finder

Visit Reports

July 5, 2007: David Petrelli

Condition

Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? No Response
Condition of wood OK? No Response
Stairs OK? No Response
Glass intact? No Response
Good condition? 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 the north facing roof panel. Additionally, all of the wood including steps and cab floor need to replaced. The bottom set of stair risers have been removed from the structure and summit.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes

Staffing

Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? Yes
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Yes
An active committee has formed and hopes to restore this tower for public use. However this structures fate is in question due to the current land classification the tower is located on.