Perry Lakes Birding Tower
US 852, AL 30

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 852, AL 30 (view other lookouts in United States, Alabama)
Date Registered December 16, 2009
Nominated by Thomas Kaufmann
Location Perry Lakes Park
Perry County, Alabama
Coordinates N 32° 41.817' W 087° 14.531' (view using Google Maps)
N 32° 41' 49" W 087° 14' 32"
N 32.696950° W 087.242180°
Elevation 148 ft (45 m)
Built 1936
Administered by Perry County Commission
Cooperators Perry County Commission, Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, Judson College and Auburn University Rural Studio


The Perry Lakes Tower was originally called the Rumley Lookout in Sumter County, erected by the CCC in late 1930s. In 2005 students from Judson College and the Auburn University Rural Studio, with help from AFC and Perry County, moved and restored the lookout to the its current home at Perry Lakes Park. The tower was reconstructed without the 7'x7' cab for the open-sky canopy effect for bird-watching. The 100' Aermotor MC-39 is now billed as the "tallest bird viewing tower in the United States."


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