Olson Tower
US 1151, WV 19
July 2004 photo

July 2004 photo - courtesy of Brian M. Powell

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1151, WV 19 (view other lookouts in United States, West Virginia)
Date Registered November 27, 2016
Location Monongahela National Forest
Black Fork, Tucker County, West Virginia
Coordinates N 39° 06.409' W 079° 36.201' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 06' 25" W 079° 36' 12"
N 39.106811° W 079.603355°
Elevation 3,736 ft (1,139 m)
Built 1963
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Cheat-Potomac Ranger District

Description

Built in 1963, Olson Tower replaces one of West Virginia's first observation towers, Backbone. It provides views of the Parsons area including the Blackwater River, Dry Fork, Black Fork, and Cheat River watersheds.

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July 2004 photo

July 2004 photo - courtesy of Brian M. Powell

Dedication Plaque in July 2004

Dedication Plaque in July 2004 - courtesy of Brian M. Powell

Tower sign in July 2004

Tower sign in July 2004 - courtesy of Brian M. Powell