Wildland #2 Tower Site
US 1744, KY 5
2009 photo

2009 photo - courtesy of Trenton Girard

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1744, KY 5 (view other lookout sites in United States, Kentucky)
Date Registered March 15, 2019
Nominated by Trenton Girard
Location Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
Trigg County, Kentucky
Coordinates N 36° 49.517' W 088° 01.800' (view using Google Maps)
N 36° 49' 31" W 088° 01' 48"
N 36.825278° W 088.030000°
Elevation 610 ft (186 m)
Built 1937
Removed 1964
Administered by Kentucky Division of Forestry
Cooperators U.S. Forest Service


Wildland #2 Tower was an 80-foot Aermotor LS-40 tower built in 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps for the Kentucky Division of Forestry. The tower was originally located in what was then the Kentucky Woodlands National Wildlife Refuge, now part of the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

Due to difficulties with road access and staff at its original site, the tower was relocated to along US 68/KY 80 around 1964. It still stands on its new location as the Bald Knob Tower. Clarence Gray of the Division of Forestry was part of the crew that helped move the tower to its new site.


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