Atkinson Ridge Fire Tower
US 701, OH 6

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 701, OH 6 (view other lookouts in United States, Ohio)
Date Registered July 20, 2007
Nominated by Steve W. Klan Sr.
Location Zaleski State Forest
Vinton County, Ohio
Coordinates N 39° 17.394' W 082° 22.213' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 17' 24" W 082° 22' 13"
N 39.289900° W 082.370220°
Elevation 1,046 ft (319 m)
Built 1929
Administered by Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Cooperators Ohio Division of Forestry & Ohio Fire Tower Restoration Project


Another Ohio restoration is the Atkinson Ridge Fire Tower on the Zaleski State Forest. Built in 1929 this 60’ Aermotor tower with a 7’x7’ metal cab was recently restored 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

June 23, 2010: Mark Welty


Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Easy to find off of State Route 278

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response