|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|
Weogufka State Forest
Coosa County, Alabama
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.
|Needs paint?||Not Applicable|
|Condition of wood OK?||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.|
There is a full-time caretaker living on-site.
Opportunities for Volunteer Support
|Volunteers staffing opportunities?||Unsure|
|Volunteer maintenance opportunities?||Yes|