Scott Lookout Tower

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

A view looking up the Scott Lookout Tower.

The Scott Lookout Tower, renovated in 2011, provides a superb view of the forest and grasslands. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open all the time.
Reservations: None.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Toilets,Parking
Fees None.
Restrictions: Children under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult.
Closest Towns: Halsey (1 mile east); Dunning (10 miles east); Thedford (17 miles west)
Water: No
Restroom: Yes, vault toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From Thedford, Nebraska, take Highway 2 about 17 miles east and then turn south (right) into the forest onto State Spur 86B.  After crossing the river, stay to the west (right) on State Spur 86B.  Follow 86 B about 3 miles to its end, which is a loop around the tower.


Accessibility:

The top of the tower is not accessible via wheelchair (stairs only).


Accessibility:

The top of the tower is not accessible via wheelchair (it has stairs only, no elevator).


Parking:

Plenty of parking is available.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

Hike to the top of the tower for a view of the forest and grasslands.

A view looking up the Scott Lookout Tower. Someone is holding a piece of bread shaped like Nebraska from the Scott Lookout Tower

Photos courtesy of Vincent Asta.

General Info:

Accessibility

The top of the tower is not accessible via wheelchair (stairs only).


Difficulty Desc.Climbing the tower can be challenging.
Fees: None
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Amenities

Interpretive Site Panels describing history of the forest
Toilets Vault
Parking
Accessible To the base of the tower only

Related Information

Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.886981

  Longitude : 
-100.339818

  Elevation : 
2,922

 



https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/nebraska/recreation/ohv/recarea/?recid=10612&actid=50