Sleepy Creek Fire Tower
US 1702, WV 28
Sleepy Creek Fire Tower

Sleepy Creek Fire Tower - courtesy of the Ron Stafford Collection

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1702, WV 28 (view other lookouts in United States, West Virginia)
Date Registered December 25, 2022
Nominated by Brian M. Powell
Location Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area
Morgan County, West Virginia
Coordinates N 39° 33.050' W 078° 09.533' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 33' 03" W 078° 09' 32"
N 39.550833° W 078.158889°
Elevation 1,680 ft (512 m)
Built 1950
Administered by ​West Virginia Division of Forestry


The 80 foot X-Brace open steel tower still stands but the cab has been removed. The tower was planned for construction in 1948 but was not completed until 1950. 

Last date of staffing is unknown.


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Photo courtesy of Abandoned Brian

Nearby beacon tower

Nearby beacon tower - courtesy of Abandoned Brian