Udell Fire Tower
Exact Location:
Manistee County- 0.2 mile east of the trail about 1.5 miles north of Koon Road
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Udell Fire Tower
Udell Fire Tower in 2021 (photo by jhy)

The Udell Fire Tower is a pre-fabricated, 100-foot tall steel tower. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. After being built by the CCC, it was in use from 1936 to the mid 1960s and is the only remaining fire tower in the Manistee National Forest.

Udell Fire Tower in 1990
Udell Fire Tower in 1990 (photo from the National Archives)
This tower is located within the Big M Recreation Area of the Manistee National Forest, just 0.2 mile east of the NCT. The base elevation is 1000 feet.

Also see:
Red Bridge Fire Tower
Ward Hills Fire Tower

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