Keffers Fire Tower
US 96, PA 3

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 96, PA 3 (view other lookouts in United States, Pennsylvania)
Date Registered December 30, 1994
Location Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Coordinates N 40° 36.516' W 076° 27.732' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 36' 31" W 076° 27' 44"
N 40.608600° W 076.462200°
Elevation 1,658 ft (505 m)
Administered by Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry
Cooperators Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry


Keffers Fire Tower, located in Schuykill County, Pennsylanvia, is a good example of the innovation that is frequently seen in forest fire detection networks. The round wooden cab was built on top of a metal tower that originally supported a domed military radar. When the radar network was discontinued, the mountaintop tower and the concrete block base station became surplus. The Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry acquired the site and constructed the round cab on the tower.


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