Lambert Knob Fire Tower
US 1118, WV 15
Photo by Walter Lane Jr.

Photo by Walter Lane Jr.

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1118, WV 15 (view other lookouts in United States, West Virginia)
Date Registered January 16, 2016
Nominated by Walter Lane Jr.
Location Lambert Knob
Wyoming County, West Virginia
Coordinates N 37° 32.791' W 081° 33.496' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 32' 47" W 081° 33' 30"
N 37.546509° W 081.558265°
Elevation 2,360 ft (719 m)
Administered by West Virginia Division of Forestry
Cooperators Pocahontas Land Corporation


The 86' tower was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It was operated by the West Virginia Division of Forestry until it was closed in 1991.


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Visit Reports

August 30, 2017: Walter "Rusty" Lane Jr.


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? No
Condition of wood OK? No
Stairs OK? No
Glass intact? No
Good condition? No
Comments: This fire tower is in very bad condition and it has suffered extensively at the hands of vandals and years of general neglect. The area is not secure (gate not locked). Very sad to see it like this.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No
Comments? The access road that goes to the tower site is in good condition.


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? Unsure
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Unsure