Snake Ridge Lookout Tower
US 879, OH 8

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 879, OH 8 (view other lookouts in United States, Ohio)
Date Registered May 18, 2010
Nominated by Ann Cramer, Forest Archaeologoist
Location Wayne National Forest
Athens County, Ohio
Coordinates N 39° 24.166' W 082° 09.983' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 24' 10" W 082° 09' 59"
N 39.402770° W 082.166380°
Elevation 659 ft (201 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Athens Ranger District


The CCC built the 100' Snake Ridge Lookout on the Wayne National Forest in the 1930s. In 1964 the top 20' and the 7'x7' cab was moved to Hocking College. In 2007 the Forest Service reacquired the tower and restored the full 100' at the new Forest Headquarters for historic display.


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