Mowry Fire Tower
US 807, RI 3

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 807, RI 3 (view other lookouts in United States, Rhode Island)
Date Registered June 23, 2009
Nominated by Henry Isenberg
Location Woonsocket Hill, Town of North Smithfield
Providence County, Rhode Island
Coordinates N 41° 58.660' W 071° 33.260' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 58' 40" W 071° 33' 16"
N 41.977670° W 071.554330°
Elevation 569 ft (173 m)
Built 1926
Administered by RI Dept. of Environmental Mgmt.
Cooperators RI Dept. of Environmental Mgmt.


Now the only lookout in northeastern Rhode Island, Mowry Fire Tower is a 65' steel tower with a Massachusetts style 10'x10' wooden cab.


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Visit Reports

April 6, 2015: Gil Woodside


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Tower is in overall good condition. Could use a coat of paint and minor window repair.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes
Other enroachments? Tower is used to house communications antennas and equipment for state and local agencies.

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response

Other Comments

Comments Tower is maintained by a local fire department.