Honey Hill Lookout
US 298, SC 3

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 298, SC 3 (view other lookouts in United States, South Carolina)
Date Registered December 1, 1998
Nominated by Glen Stapleton, District Ranger
Location Francis Marion National Forest
Charleston County, South Carolina
Coordinates N 33° 10.270' W 079° 33.716' (view using Google Maps)
N 33° 10' 16" W 079° 33' 43"
N 33.171170° W 079.561940°
Elevation 46 ft (14 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Wambaw Office, Francis Marion National Forest


Honey Hill Lookout, constructed in the 1930s, is the oldest remaining tower in one location on the Francis Marion National Forest and was one of several lookout stations used in the comprehensive fixed-point fire detection of the earlier years of the Forest Service. The LS-40 100’ Aermotor tower with 7’ x 7’ metal cab and hip roof was used by the U.S. Forest Service until 1989. The South Carolina Forestry Commission staffed it until October 1993. Located within a Francis Marion National Forest Picnic area, it is maintained on standby status.


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Photo courtesy of Ron Stafford

Photo courtesy of Ron Stafford