Buckhorn Ridge Lookout
US 296, PA 8

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 296, PA 8 (view other lookouts in United States, Pennsylvania)
Date Registered December 15, 1998
Nominated by Anthony J. Cardwell, District Forester
Location Delaware State Forest
Pike County, Pennsylvania
Coordinates N 41° 23.531' W 074° 49.980' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 23' 32" W 074° 49' 59"
N 41.392175° W 074.833001°
Elevation 1,474 ft (449 m)
Administered by Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry
Cooperators Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry

Description

Buckhorn Ridge tower is one of the few remaining Blaw-Knox (as compared to the more common Aermotor brand) towers in Pennsylvania, and the only one in District 19. Located within the Delaware State Forest. The 60’ tower with 7’ x 7’ metal cab serves as a cooperative fire detection point with the New Jersey Forest Fire Service. In active service, it overlooks the Gifford Pinchot estate (U.S. Forest Service) and the Upper Delaware National Scenic and Recreation River.

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Photos

Photo by Bill Starr, November 1, 2009

Photo by Bill Starr, November 1, 2009

Photo by Mark Haughwout, January 1990

Photo by Mark Haughwout, January 1990

Photo by Mark Haughwout, January 1990

Photo by Mark Haughwout, January 1990

Photo by Mark Haughwout, January 1990

Photo by Mark Haughwout, January 1990