Summit Fire Tower - Allegany State Park, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 42° 07.552 W 078° 42.073
17T E 690009 N 4666308
Quick Description: The Summit Fire Tower in Allegany State Park once offered a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 6/13/2007 3:22:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM1P47
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member harleydavidsonandy
Views: 127

Long Description:
In the fall of 1926, the 60-foot Summit Fire Tower on South Mountain was constructed. The following spring, the Summit Fire Tower was first manned. Allegany State Park maintained the structure until the fall of 1970 when aerial surveillance flights began to replace fire towers for fire detection. The tower was abandoned until 1999, when a group of concerned citizens recognized the value of this forgotten resource. These citizens established the Allegany State Park Fire Tower Restoration Committee.

The top observation platform is closed-off to visitors, however you can still climb the stairs to the top. Unfortunately, the surrounding trees in the area have grown so much that there are no views from the top anymore.
Height of Look-Out Tower in feet: 60.00

Difficulty:

Opening times and fees:
Allegany State Park is open year round. There is an $8 admission fee to the park from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and free any other time.


Parking Area: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
Please log only if you have been up there and you must include a photo of the scenic view from the top.
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