Silver Creek Fire Tower
US 562, PA 10

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 562, PA 10 (view other lookouts in United States, Pennsylvania)
Date Registered March 11, 2004
Nominated by Ed Pollack, Schuylkill Career & Technology Center
Location Broad Mountain, Blythe Township
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Coordinates N 40° 46.777' W 076° 08.650' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 46' 47" W 076° 08' 39"
N 40.779620° W 076.144170°
Elevation 1,815 ft (553 m)
Built 1926
Administered by Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry
Cooperators Schuylkill Career & Technology Center


Silver Creek Fire Tower was erected in the spring of 1926 on property now owned by the Blythe Township, just south of Weiser State Forest. In World War II is was used as an Aircraft Warning Service station. The 60’ Aermotor tower with metal 7’x7’ cab was damaged in a storm in the mid 1940’s and rebuilt. The new cab has an updated window design.


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