Fryingpan Mountain Lookout
US 721, NC 15

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 721, NC 15 (view other lookouts in United States, North Carolina)
Date Registered April 2, 2008
Nominated by Peter J. Barr
Location Pisgah National Forest
Transylvania County, North Carolina
Coordinates N 35° 23.614' W 082° 46.485' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 23' 37" W 082° 46' 29"
N 35.393560° W 082.774750°
Elevation 5,340 ft (1,628 m)
Built 1941
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Pisgah Ranger District


Overlooking the Cradle of Forestry in America on the Pisgah National Forest, Fryingpan Mountain Lookout was established in 1941. At 70’, the steel tower with a 12’x12’ metal live-in cab is the tallest lookout west of Asheville. Now used as a radio relay point, it is easily accessible from the Blue Ridge Parkway.


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