Sinking Creek Fire Lookout Tower Complex – Briar MO

Description

The fire lookout tower and associated outbuildings at Sinking Creek were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1934, probably under the supervision of the US Forest Service (USFS).

The complex includes various buildings including a house, garage, and outhouse. Also on site are a water well and presumably a pump beneath concrete tops.  

Access to the fire lookout tower is by a metal ladder rather than the stairs that were subsequently used by towers. 

Currently, it is not in active use, but is near the sinking Creek Trailhead and part of the extensive Ozark trail system. The complex is located 10 miles south of Fremont, west of Route J on Forest Road 3152.

 

Source notes

Missouri Lookout Tower Inventory website

Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on July 19, 2015.
Additional contributions by Richard A Walker.

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Location Info


Forest Road 3152
Fremont, Missouri 63935

Coordinates: 36.8371, -91.1998

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