O’Bannon Woods State Park Fire Tower – Corydon IN

Description

O'Bannon Woods State Park Fire TowerO'Bannon Woods State Park Fire TowerThe Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed fire towers on steel frameworks to help protect the new plantings and existing forests. The fire tower at O’Bannon State Park was completed in 1937 by CCC laborers. The steel tower replaced a temporary, 55′ wooden tower. The fire tower stands around 100′ tall with 9 flights of stairs within the tower.

Source notes

DNR Historic Site and Structures Inventory,  People, Parks, and Perceptions: A History and Appreciation of Indiana State Parks by Glory-June Greiff

Project originally submitted by Indiana DNR, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology on September 24, 2015.

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Location Info


7234 Old Forest Rd SW
Corydon, IN 47112

Coordinates: 38.200808, -86.255134

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