Albert Mountain Lookout
US 70, NC 2

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 70, NC 2 (view other lookouts in United States, North Carolina)
Date Registered December 30, 1993
Nominated by Joe Nicholson, Wayah R.D.
Location Nantahala National Forest
Smithbridge, Macon County, North Carolina
Coordinates N 35° 03.143' W 083° 28.641' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 03' 09" W 083° 28' 38"
N 35.052385° W 083.477349°
Elevation 5,115 ft (1,559 m)
Built 1951
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Wayah Ranger District

Description

Albert Mountain Lookout is a popular way station on the Appalachian Trail a few miles north of the Georgia state line within the Nantahala National Forest. The 14x14’ live-in cab with catwalk on a 40’ steel tower was built by the U.S. Forest Service in 1951. It replaced a wooden tower located nearby on Standing Indian Mountain. The lookout, which overlooks the well-known Coweeta Watershed research area, is maintained and used on an emergency basis to supplement air patrols.

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Visit Reports

June 17, 2010: Jeff West

Condition

Needs paint? No
Shutters OK? No
Condition of wood OK? No
Stairs OK? No
Glass intact? No
Comments: This tower appears to have been abandoned for some time. Nearly all equipment is gone and little glass remains. Catwalk door and cabin door are both open, so splendid views can be had from top.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No

Staffing

Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No