Bald Mountain Fire Tower
US 998, VT 6

Photo courtesy of Jack Kelley

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 998, VT 6 (view other lookouts in United States, Vermont)
Date Registered March 14, 2014
Location Orleans County, Vermont
Coordinates N 44° 45.986' W 071° 59.306' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 45' 59" W 071° 59' 18"
N 44.766439° W 071.988430°
Elevation 3,304 ft (1,007 m)

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Visit Reports

August 21, 2016: Jack Kelley

Condition

Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? No
Comments: This tower is nice. The floor and stairs are all in good condition, and the tower is structurally fine. However, there is a lot of graffiti in the cab, as well as a few bullet holes, and a portion of the roof is blown off. The windows have no glass and the one window that opens can't be shut, so on windy days like the one when I visited it slams against the cab walls. The cabin, now restored, is in great condition.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes
Comments? There are directions to the summit and blazes along the Long Pond Trail, and a small kiosk mentions the fire tower.

Staffing

Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No