Veterans Peak Lookout Site
US 2092, SD 2
Radio tower on former tower site

Radio tower on former tower site - courtesy of Shawn Barrows

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 2092, SD 2 (view other lookout sites in United States, South Dakota)
Date Registered May 22, 2022
Nominated by Shawn Barrows
Location Black Hills National Forest
Meade County, South Dakota
Coordinates N 44° 19.967' W 103° 32.348' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 19' 58" W 103° 32' 21"
N 44.332778° W 103.539139°
Elevation 5,320 ft (1,622 m)
Built 1939
Removed 1950s
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


A tower was erected on this site by the CCC in 1939. Pictures show a wooden tower approximately 30-to-40 feet high with a log-sided cabin featuring windows on all four sides. A trap door provided access from a wooden internal staircase.

There are no remnants of the tower as a radio tower and associated equipment building occupy the location of the old lookout. There are a couple benchmarks on the peak as well as what may be remnants of an old pit toilet to the NE of the tower location.


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