|Registry Numbers||US 1150, WV 18 (view other lookouts in United States, West Virginia)|
|Date Registered||November 27, 2016|
|Nominated by||Brian M. Powell|
Monongahela National Forest
Webster County, West Virginia
N 38° 21.195' W 080° 26.441' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 21' 12" W 080° 26' 26"
N 38.353250° W 080.440679°
|Elevation||3,705 ft (1,129 m)|
|Administered by||U.S. Forest Service|
Located on Cranberry Ridge east of Cowen, Red Oak Knob Fire Tower overlooks the Williams River and Cranberry River watersheds in Monongahela National Forest. The 85-foot steel tower was erected in 1964 to replace an earlier 30-foot wooden tower built by the CCC in 1934. The present tower features a 14'x14' CL100-series all metal cab with wrap-around catwalk.
As of 2017, Monongahela National Forest has plans to renovate the tower and offer overnight rentals of its observation cab.