July 2018 photo after restoration
|Registry Numbers||US 943, GA 13 (view other lookouts in United States, Georgia)|
|Date Registered||May 25, 2012|
|Nominated by||Brian Ensley, Park Manager|
Fort Mountain State Park
Murray County, Georgia
N 34° 46.886' W 084° 42.515' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 46' 53" W 084° 42' 31"
N 34.781440° W 084.708580°
|Elevation||2,753 ft (839 m)|
|Administered by||Georgia Department of Natural Resources|
|Cooperators||Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Cohutta Ranger District, USFS|
Built by the CCC in 1938, this 50' stone tower originally had a top made of wood and glass, which was was burned by vandals in the early 1970s. The original top was rebuilt as part of a restoration around 2018.
The tower is famous for its "heart stone" crafted into the tower by the crew foreman as a tribute to his fiancee.
|Condition of wood OK?||Yes|
|Comments:||The tower, including cabin and stairs, has been completely restored and is maintained by the staff at Fort Mountain State Park who also give guided tours of the tower. --- FYI, Sunsets from the overlook next to the tower are magical!|
Electronics and Enroachments
|Are electronic sites enroaching on tower?||No|
Access and Signs
|NHLR sign posted?||No|
|Directions to tower signed?||Yes|
Opportunities for Volunteer Support
|Volunteers staffing opportunities?||Unsure|
|Volunteer maintenance opportunities?||Unsure|