Scioto Trail Fire Tower
US 702, OH 7

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 702, OH 7 (view other lookouts in United States, Ohio)
Date Registered July 20, 2007
Nominated by Steve W. Klan Sr.
Location Franklin Township
Ross County, Ohio
Coordinates N 39° 12.970' W 082° 58.549' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 12' 58" W 082° 58' 33"
N 39.216170° W 082.975820°
Elevation 1,107 ft (337 m)
Built 1925
Administered by Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Cooperators Ohio Division of Forestry & Ohio Fire Tower Restoration Project


Built in 1925, Scioto Trail Fire Tower overlooks a portion of the Scioto Trail State Forest. It is a 60’ Aermotor tower with a 7’x7’ metal cab.


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Visit Reports

June 24, 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: Inside of cabin in good condition

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes
Comments? Easy to find, just off of US 23 on SR 372


Staffed? No
Cabin was open

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response
Cabin was open