Tamarack Fire Lookout
US 971, PA 14
New tower in October 2021

New tower in October 2021 - courtesy of Michael Jamicky

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 971, PA 14 (view other lookouts in United States, Pennsylvania)
Date Registered September 1, 2013
Nominated by Michael Jamicky
Location Clinton County, Pennsylvania
Coordinates N 41° 23.871' W 077° 51.266' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 23' 52" W 077° 51' 16"
N 41.397843° W 077.854437°
Elevation 2,234 ft (681 m)
Built 1919
Administered by Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry


In service since 1919, the Tamarack Fire Lookout is still staffed by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry in fire season. It was a 65' Aermotor tower with a 7'x7' cab.

Circa 2020, the original tower was replaced with a modern steel structure.


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1919 Lookout

1919 Lookout

Visit Reports

October 21, 2021: Michael Jamicky


Needs paint? No
Shutters OK? Not Applicable
Condition of wood OK? Not Applicable
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Tower is a modern galvanized steel tower and is in pristine condition.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? Yes
Directions to tower signed? Yes


Staffed? Sometimes
It is staffed during fire season.

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Unsure