DeSoto Falls Tower
US 858, AL 36

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 858, AL 36 (view other lookouts in United States, Alabama)
Date Registered January 7, 2009
Nominated by Thomas Kaufmann
Location DeSoto State Park
DeKalb County, Alabama
Coordinates N 34° 32.350' W 085° 36.725' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 32' 21" W 085° 36' 43"
N 34.539160° W 085.612080°
Elevation 1,850 ft (564 m)
Built 1952
Removed circa 2010
Former Fire Lookout Sites Register US 1703, AL 14
Administered by Alabama Forestry Commission
Cooperators Alabama Forestry Commission


Managed by the Alabama Division of State Parks, the DeSoto Falls Tower was beautifully situated on Lookout Mountain near the 104' DeSoto Falls. The 100' Aermotor MC-39 steel tower with 7'x7' cab was relocated by the AFC and reconstructed on this site in 1952. It was removed around 2010.


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