Mountain Fire Tower Reopens To The Public

The Mountain Fire Tower is open to the public again after damage caused by vandals has been repaired. The tower closed two years ago after substantial damage had been done to the tower.

Greyling Brandt, U.S. Forest Service Assistant Ranger for Recreation and Lands, reports that all 132 steps of the tower have been replaced as has the floor of the cab. The $20,000 project was partially funded by the Oconto County Economic Development Corporation with parts and labor supplied by the U.S. Forest Service.

On the National Register of Historic Places, the Mountain Tower is one of two extant towers in this area that originally had 19 towers.

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