HIGH KNOB FIRE TOWER

NGS PID:
LY2679
Coordinates:
N 41.299663° W 75.124759°
Location:
Elevation:
Unknown
Type:
Landmark/Intersection Station
Setting:
Fire Lookout Tower
Year Established:
1940
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of April 20, 2003

Aaron and I took a little hike today with the goal of finding the station “High Knob” and its associated markers. While we didn't have great luck with that one, the lookout tower was found as described in good condition. A neat surprise was that the tower was in use today by a DCNR employee.

A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS, along with the following recovery note:

Recovered in good condition as described. The fire tower is on Delaware State Forest land and is still an active fire lookout.

NGS Landmark/Intersection Station HIGH KNOB FIRE TOWER
NGS Landmark/ Intersection Station HIGH KNOB FIRE TOWER

(Recovered on April 17, 2004)

Recovered in good condition.

This third order horizontal control station is located on the summit of High Knob in a section of Delaware State Forest near Pecks Pond. The historical description leads reliably to the lookout tower, which is still used by Pennsylvania DCNR for fire watches. It is roughly 195 feet southwest of triangulation station LY2678.

~Rich in NEPA~

NGS Landmark/Intersection Station HIGH KNOB FIRE TOWER
NGS Landmark/Intersection Station HIGH KNOB FIRE TOWER
“Ranger Dave” on fire watch gives us the tour.
“Ranger Dave” on fire watch gives us the tour.