Bearfort Ridge Fire Tower
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member weathernowcast
N 41° 06.256 W 074° 25.040
18T E 548925 N 4550495
Quick Description: 68 foot fire tower on Newark (Pequannock) Watershed land
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 7/12/2009 2:45:41 AM
Waymark Code: WM6R6X
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member harleydavidsonandy
Views: 8

Long Description:
US 244, New Jersey 6
Newark Watershed (Pequannock Watershed)
Passaic County, New Jersey
Elevation: 1331 feet
The original lookout on Bearfort Mountain -- circa 1880 -- was a wooden platform or tree lookout. The Newark, NJ Watershed Department built an iron frame tower in 1909, and replaced with a 50’ wooden tower, which burned in 1932. A tree platform was used until the current 68’ steel tower was built in 1934. It is a McClintock-Marshall design and may have been supplied by Aermotor under contract. Bearfort remains an active lookout with over a century of service.
Height of Look-Out Tower in feet: 68.00

Difficulty:

Opening times and fees:
Hiking Permit Required


Parking Area: N 41° 05.186 W 074° 26.640

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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