Joanna Bald Lookout
US 722, NC 16

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 722, NC 16 (view other lookouts in United States, North Carolina)
Date Registered April 2, 2008
Nominated by Peter J. Barr
Location Nantahala National Forest
Cheoah, Graham County, North Carolina
Coordinates N 35° 15.458' W 083° 47.719' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 15' 28" W 083° 47' 43"
N 35.257640° W 083.795310°
Elevation 4,716 ft (1,437 m)
Built 1942
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Cheoah Ranger District
Lookout Steward Marshall McClung


Built in 1952, the 31’ metal tower with 14’x14’ wooded live-in cab with catwalk on Joanna Bald on the Nantahala National Forest was a replacement for a wooden lookout house with cupola built in the early 1930s. Staffed by the U.S. Forest Service, and then the N.C. Forest Service until 2002, it is now maintained for emergency use.


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