Rattlesnake Fire Tower
US 155, PA 6

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 155, PA 6 (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
Centre County, Pennsylvania
Coordinates N 40° 54.887' W 078° 00.601' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 54' 53" W 078° 00' 36"
N 40.914785° W 078.010022°
Elevation 2,432 ft (741 m)
Administered by Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry
Cooperators Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry


One can easily imagine how Rattlesnake Fire Tower got its name. It was built in 1933 on a rocky ridge in Pennsylvania’s Moshannon State Forest. The 80’ steel tower with 7’x7’ metal cab is strategically located and remains in active service.


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