Bearwallow Mountain Lookout
US 718, NC 12

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 718, NC 12 (view other lookouts in United States, North Carolina)
Date Registered April 2, 2008
Nominated by Peter J. Barr
Location Henderson County, North Carolina
Coordinates N 35° 27.661' W 082° 21.440' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 27' 40" W 082° 21' 26"
N 35.461010° W 082.357340°
Elevation 4,232 ft (1,290 m)
Built 1934
Administered by NC Division of Forest Resources
Cooperators NC Division of Forest Resources, District 9


The North Carolina Forest Service constructed Bearwallow Mountain Lookout in 1934. The 47’ Aermotor tower with 7’x7’ metal cab stands on the Eastern Continental Divide and is a popular hiking destination with views of Hickory Nut Gorge. Restoration of the lookout is planned for 2011-2012.


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