Carnasaw Lookout
US 238, OK 1

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 238, OK 1 (view other lookouts in United States, Oklahoma)
Date Registered September 16, 1997
Nominated by Patrick McDowell, Oklahoma Forestry Services
Location McCurtain County, Oklahoma
Coordinates N 34° 08.659' W 094° 38.284' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 08' 40" W 094° 38' 17"
N 34.144320° W 094.638069°
Elevation 1,005 ft (306 m)
Administered by Oklahoma Forestry Services
Cooperators Oklahoma Forestry Services


The first state fire tower in Oklahoma, Carnasaw Lookout was built in 1926. The original wood tower was replaced with a 100’ wood tower in 1937. That tower blew down in 1974 and was replaced with a 100’ Aermotor tower with a 7’ x 7’ metal cab. By the time the builders reached the 75’ level, it became apparent that a measuring error at the footings would make it impossible to continue higher. A deck was placed at that level, with the cab in the middle, explaining the unusual configuration. It is still in active service.


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