Snowshoe Fire Tower
US 1177, WV 22
June 2021 photo

June 2021 photo - courtesy of Talan Schoonover

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1177, WV 22 (view other lookouts in United States, West Virginia)
Date Registered January 26, 2017
Nominated by Brian M. Powell
Location Pocahontas County, West Virginia
Coordinates N 38° 25.133' W 079° 57.867' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 25' 08" W 079° 57' 52"
N 38.418889° W 079.964444°
Elevation 4,730 ft (1,442 m)
Built 1999
Administered by Snowshoe Mountain, Inc.


The former Rich Mountain Fire Tower now stands at the privately owned Snowshoe Mountain ski resort. It was relocated to its current place in 1999 and restored to original condition in 2000.


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Visit Reports

June 25, 2021: Talan Schoonover


Needs paint? No
Shutters OK? Not Applicable
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Not Applicable
Good condition? Yes

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes



Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities?
Volunteer maintenance opportunities?