Tower Quest

Free Visitor's Guide

There are 16 fire lookout towers in the state of New Hampshire.
Fifteen are owned by the state of New Hampshire administered by the Division of Forests and Lands.
One tower, located on Red Hill in Moultonboro, is owned by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. 

Cardigan Fire Tower

Kearsarge Mountain Fire Tower Repair Project

Tower Quest Program

The purpose of the Fire Lookout Tower Quest program is to increase the public's recognition of, and appreciation for, the critical roles that our fire towers play in the protection, stewardship and sustainable use of New Hampshire's forests.

Tower Quest Brochure:  This brochure provides directions and a map for the Fire Towers, as well as more information on the Tower Quest Program.  Part I of Brochure  Part II of Brochure

Oak Hill Fire Tower

NH Fire Lookout Towers - Click here to learn about the long history and beginning of Fire Towers in New Hampshire.

The Mountain Lookout Service - Excerpts from the 1909-10 Biennial Report of the Forestry Commission

Plate VIII of The Mountain Lookout Service 11x17" 1909 Historic Map   (slow load but print quality excellent)

Magalloway Fire Tower

Sleep in a Watchman's Cabin

Magalloway Cabin.

  You can now sleep overnight in the Watchman’s Cabin on the summit of Magalloway Mountain in Pittsburg.  This rustic location offers a historic glimpse into the life of a watchman.

Click Here to learn more!

Looking for areas to hike and explore. 
Click Here for a great website with an interactive map!

While traveling to the Fire Towers, take time to learn more.
Click Here to Learn more about the area and the Weeks Act

Adobe Acrobat pdf file You can get the free Acrobat Reader software here.