Flagg Mountain Lookout
US 250, AL 2

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 250, AL 2 (view other lookouts in United States, Alabama)
Date Registered March 15, 1998
Nominated by Kim Gilliland, Public Information Specialist, Alabama Forestry Commission
Location Weogufka State Forest
Coosa County, Alabama
Coordinates N 32° 58.687' W 086° 21.288' (view using Google Maps)
N 32° 58' 41" W 086° 21' 17"
N 32.978120° W 086.354799°
Elevation 1,104 ft (336 m)
Administered by Alabama Forestry Commission
Cooperators Alabama Forestry Commission and Coosa County Cooperators


The honor of listing #250, one quarter of the way to the goal of 1,000 registrations, goes to Flagg Mountain Lookout Tower on the Weogufka State Forest in Coosa County, Alabama. Built by the CCC in 1935, the 50’ stone tower is a unique structure. The walls are 2 to 3’ thick. Large timbers were laid in the rock in a criss-cross pattern and have been replaced with inlaid stone. The 12’x 12’ cab lookout was staffed by the Alabama Forestry Commission until 1989.

In the late 2010s, the Alabama Hiking Trail Society and Friends of Flagg volunteer group have rowked to reopen the 240-acre site that includes Flagg Mountain Lookout. As of 2019, several CCC-era cabins have been renovating and are available for overnight rentals. Work is planned on restoring lookout to its former glory.


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Visit Reports

March 10, 2017: Andrew Zerbe


Needs paint? Not Applicable
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? No
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes
Comments: Antenna on tower which is slated to be removed.

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes
Comments? Property now managed by Alabama Hiking Trails Association, who are busy restoring the site. Five standing cabins left, one of which is being converted into an office., plus two ruined ones. Lookout road is now open on weekends from 9:00 AM to sunset. Road to cabins open daily 9:00 AM to sunset. They are doing a great job, but more money and volunteers needed. Lookout stairs are not safe and they are trying to raise money to restore them. Twenty years of neglect needs to be overcome. Biggest problem at moment is lack of water. Bring your own.


Staffed? No
There is a full-time caretaker living on-site.

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? Unsure
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Yes