Moores Knob Lookout
US 724, NC 18

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 724, NC 18 (view other lookouts in United States, North Carolina)
Date Registered April 2, 2008
Nominated by Peter J. Barr
Location Hanging Rock State Park
Stokes County, North Carolina
Coordinates N 36° 23.893' W 080° 16.974' (view using Google Maps)
N 36° 23' 54" W 080° 16' 58"
N 36.398210° W 080.282900°
Elevation 2,580 ft (786 m)
Built 1951
Administered by NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Cooperators Hanging Rock State Park


Erected in Hanging Rock State Park in 1938, the original Moores Knob Lookout was a steel tower with a 7’x7’ metal cab. In 1951 it was replaced with a two story stone structure, which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Hazel in 1954. Restored as a viewpoint with the cab removed, it is maintained as a state park hiking destination.


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