Knobs Fire Tower
US 154, PA 5

Photo courtesy of Ron Stafford

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 154, PA 5 (view other lookouts in United States, Pennsylvania)
Date Registered December 15, 1995
Nominated by Stephen J. Cummings, Bureau of Forestry & FFLA
Location Moshannon State Forest
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
Coordinates N 41° 08.925' W 078° 20.106' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 08' 56" W 078° 20' 06"
N 41.148756° W 078.335095°
Elevation 2,342 ft (714 m)
Built 1921
Administered by Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry


Knobs Fire Tower was built in 1921 to oversee the northern unit of the Moshannon State Forest by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry which still maintains it. The 60’ steel tower with metal 7’ x 7’ cab has an adjacent cabin and also has a residence cabin built in 1933. The tower was refurbished in 2004 by the Bureau of Forestry with new steps and interior. It is one of three of the original towers that are still standing in Dist. 9 and is active during fire season.


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