November 2006 photo
|Registry Numbers||US 1172, PA 18 (view other lookouts in United States, Pennsylvania)|
|Date Registered||January 23, 2017|
|Nominated by||Dale Luthringer|
Cook Forest State Park
Farmington Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania
N 41° 19.250' W 079° 12.590' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 19' 15" W 079° 12' 35"
N 41.320834° W 079.209833°
|Elevation||1,582 ft (482 m)|
|Administered by||Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources|
This 87.5-foot steel tower was originally built as a tourist scenic viewing attraction in 1928. It was manned as a paid forest observer position from 1946-1966. Volunteers manned it from 1967 until a tornado took out its phone and electric lines in 1977. It currently functions as it was originally designed, for the public to take a scenic view of the area. Heavily visited during the summer season, often seeing 200-400 visitors every two hours. Although the tower is open to visitation year round, the box is open only during interpretive programming.