Ash Cave Fire Tower
US 699, OH 4

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 699, OH 4 (view other lookouts in United States, Ohio)
Date Registered July 20, 2007
Nominated by Steve W. Klan Sr.
Location Hocking Hills State Forest
Hocking County, Ohio
Coordinates N 39° 24.337' W 082° 31.859' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 24' 20" W 082° 31' 52"
N 39.405620° W 082.530980°
Elevation 998 ft (304 m)
Built 1934
Administered by Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Cooperators Ohio Division of Forestry & Ohio Fire Tower Restoration Project


Located on the Hocking Hills State Forest, Ash Cave Fire Tower was constructed in 1934. The 80’ Aermotor tower with 7’x7’ metal cab has recently been restored and repainted by the fire tower restoration project of the Ohio Division of Forestry with the cooperation of the Ohio Division of the Forest Fire Lookout Association.


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Visit Reports

October 21, 2012: Tyler Lewis


Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? No Response
Condition of wood OK? No Response
Stairs OK? No Response
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Site has just been opened to public <br /> <br />climbing, however there is no access to the cab. This is the <br /> <br />first time I have been able to climb it in three years of visiting <br /> <br />the site. There are signs that say "Only 6 visitors permitted to <br /> <br />climb tower at one time" and "All visitors climb at own risk"

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? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response