Copperhead Fire Tower
US 15, OH 2
Scott Gilmore photo

Scott Gilmore photo

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 15, OH 2 (view other lookouts in United States, Ohio)
Date Registered March 16, 1991
Nominated by David M. Bergman, Environmental Review Coordinator, Office of Outdoor Recreation Services, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Location Shawnee State Forest
Scioto County, Ohio
Coordinates N 38° 46.351' W 083° 10.270' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 46' 21" W 083° 10' 16"
N 38.772515° W 083.171173°
Elevation 1,246 ft (380 m)
Administered by Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources
Cooperators Ohio Division of Forestry


The first forest lookout tower in Ohio, this tower was constructed in 1924.


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Visit Reports

October 2, 2003: Darryn Fessel


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: Stairs appear to be rotting and some are charred. Steel is appears to be in good shape but no paint remains. There is not glass or shutters anywhere in cab. Roof is in tact.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No
Other enroachments? None

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
As the oldest and one of only two towers in the state, this tower should be preserved!