|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 80-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.
1933 Road Oak Knob Fire Tower and its 1964 replacement