Black Pond Lookout Tower
US 1159, AL 71

Photo courtesy of Andrew Zerbe

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1159, AL 71 (view other lookouts in United States, Alabama)
Date Registered November 27, 2016
Nominated by Andrew Zerb
Location Bankhead National Forest
Winston County, Alabama
Coordinates N 34° 03.936' W 087° 20.130' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 03' 56" W 087° 20' 08"
N 34.065600° W 087.335500°
Elevation 840 ft (256 m)
Built circa 1936-1938
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


Black Pond Lookout Tower was built by CCC workers between 1936 and 1938. It is a 100' steel tower with 7'x7' cab. All wood in the tower has been replaced in recent years. The tower is fenced off.

The access road to the tower crosses private property. Please ask the nearby landowner for permission.


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