Turkey Hill Observation Tower Site
US 62, CT 1

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 62, CT 1 (view other lookout sites in United States, Connecticut)
Date Registered September 9, 2008
Nominated by Henry Isenberg
Location Cockaponset State Forest
Middlesex County, Connecticut
Coordinates N 41° 26.225' W 072° 32.636' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 26' 13" W 072° 32' 38"
N 41.437083° W 072.543933°
Elevation 477 ft (145 m)


This 23' open wooden observation tower with 10' wooden square observation platform was built during July and August of 1938 by the men of Company 1195 of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), based at nearby Camp S-64, Camp Filley. The tower was built on the site of a 1932 forest fire using timber from the surrounding forest. It was reached by two sets of stairs with hand railings and one landing. The tower required 71 man-days to erect at a total cost of $282.43. The men labored for $2.11 a day. Supervision costs were $85.25 for the whole project. The concrete footings remain.


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Turkey Hill Observation Tower as seen from Filley Road

Turkey Hill Observation Tower as seen from Filley Road