Brush Ridge Lookout
US 682, OH 3

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 682, OH 3 (view other lookouts in United States, Ohio)
Date Registered December 15, 2006
Nominated by Andy Penfield
Location Tar Hollow State Forest
Ross County, Ohio
Coordinates N 39° 22.500' W 082° 45.784' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 22' 30" W 082° 45' 47"
N 39.375000° W 082.763060°
Elevation 1,172 ft (357 m)
Built 1934
Administered by Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Cooperators Ohio Division of Forestry


Located in the Tar Hollow State Forest, Brush Ridge Lookout was constructed in 1933. It is a 73' McClintock-Marshall metal tower with a 7'x7' metal cab. It has been restored by the Fire Tower Restoration Project of the Ohio Division of Forestry.


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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? No Response
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Some stairs need replaced

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No
Comments: 73 ft. tower, some trees getting too tall to see over

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes
Comments? Was easy to find, South Ridge Road (Forest Rd. 3)


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

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