Ark Fire Tower
US 1408, VA 41
Drone image from July 2019

Drone image from July 2019 - courtesy of James Hull

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1408, VA 41 (view other lookouts in United States, Virginia)
Date Registered March 24, 2020
Nominated by James Hull
Location Gloucester County, Virginia
Coordinates N 37° 26.297' W 076° 34.714' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 26' 18" W 076° 34' 43"
N 37.438290° W 076.578560°
Elevation 87 ft (27 m)


As of 2019, this tower was still standing but disused as a fire tower. The structure is host to two radio antennas.


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April 2023 photo

April 2023 photo - courtesy of Evan Stone

Visit Reports

April 19, 2023: Evan Stone


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? Not Applicable
Condition of wood OK? No
Stairs OK? No
Glass intact? No
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Frame and cab intact. Some of the upper steps and landings are missing and sagging. Steps are in too poor of shape to be regularly climbed.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes
Comments: Two radio towers were mounted on the top of the tower.
Other enroachments? A chain link fence surrounds the tower.

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? Unsure
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Unsure