Duckett Top Lookout
US 256, NC 6

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 256, NC 6 (view other lookouts in United States, North Carolina)
Date Registered March 1, 1998
Nominated by R. Fred Foster, North Carolina Registrar
Location Madison County, North Carolina
Coordinates N 35° 45.965' W 082° 50.420' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 45' 58" W 082° 50' 25"
N 35.766090° W 082.840340°
Elevation 4,271 ft (1,302 m)
Built 1936
Administered by North Carolina Division of Forest Resources


One of a very few two-story lookouts left in North Carolina, Duckett Top was built in 1936 by the CCC for the US Forest Service. In 1966 it was transferred to the NC Forest Service, which continues to staff it. The 14’x 14’ wooden cab with catwalk is atop a 12’ rock foundation located on a “bald mountain” northwest of Asheville.


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