Glassy Mountain Fire Tower
US 706, GA 9
October 2016

October 2016 - courtesy of John W

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 706, GA 9 (view other lookouts in United States, Georgia)
Date Registered July 26, 2007
Nominated by John Mayer
Location Chattahoochee National Forest
Rabun County, Georgia
Coordinates N 34° 50.816' W 083° 30.083' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 50' 49" W 083° 30' 05"
N 34.846940° W 083.501390°
Elevation 3,315 ft (1,010 m)
Built 1941
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Chattooga Ranger District


Glassy Mountain Lookout, built in 1941, is a 55’ metal tower with a 13’x13’ CL-100 series metal live-in cab with catwalk, located in the Chattachoochee National Forest in north Georgia. In the 1960’s an additional ground residence and garage were added.


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Visit Reports

October 30, 2016: John W


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? No Response
Condition of wood OK? No Response
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: A few of the windowpanes are broken and the glass has been left on the floor where it fell, but most are intact. Some rust is coming through the paint in places, but overall it looks decent. There is an old desk in the tower, but nothing else.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes
Comments: There are three communication towers and some buildings behind the fire tower to the north east.

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No Response
Directions to tower signed? No


Staffed? Sometimes
Still manned by the forestry folks at times. I work at the cell sites behind the tower and see the guys there from time to time. Have seen their helicopter up there too.

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response