Shawnee Lookout Tower
US 3, OH 1
Scott Gilmore photo

Scott Gilmore photo

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 3, OH 1 (view other lookouts in United States, Ohio)
Date Registered October 30, 1990
Nominated by Ruth A. Brinker, U.S. Forest Service, Wayne-Hoosier National Forest
Location Wayne National Forest
Hocking County, Ohio
Coordinates N 39° 32.904' W 082° 13.626' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 32' 54" W 082° 13' 38"
N 39.548400° W 082.227101°
Elevation 1,056 ft (322 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Athens Ranger District


Shawnee Lookout is the last fire tower standing on the Wayne National Forest in Ohio. The 110-foot galvanized steel tower, with a 7- by 7- ft. cab, was constructed by the CCC in 1936. Shawnee Tower is the first to be listed in Ohio and the third nationwide.


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Visit Reports

November 8, 2003: Darryn Fessel


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? No Response
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Cab and parts of tower covered with grafiti. Otherwise excellent shape.

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