Snowy Mountain Lookout
US 388, PA 9

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 388, PA 9 (view other lookouts in United States, Pennsylvania)
Date Registered July 1, 2001
Nominated by Michael Kusko, Jr., District Forester
Location Michaux State Forest
Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Coordinates N 39° 50.040' W 077° 29.778' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 50' 02" W 077° 29' 47"
N 39.834000° W 077.496300°
Elevation 2,070 ft (631 m)
Administered by Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry
Cooperators Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry DCNR


Located mid-way above the Mason-Dixon line, six miles north of Maryland, Snowy Mountain Lookout is in the Michaux State Forest not far from the historic Mont Alto Forest Ranger School. The 80' Aermotor tower with 7' x 7' metal cab was constructed in 1930 and made the news on October 29, 1973 when vandals felled the tower, cutting two of the four legs using only hacksaws. They were eventually caught and charged with replacing the tower in 1975 at a cost of $45,800. The new 80' Aermotor, with a catwalk on one side is located on the Appalachian Trail and is used during peak fire periods.


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