Shuckstack Tower
US 690, NC 11

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 690, NC 11 (view other lookouts in United States, North Carolina)
Date Registered March 19, 2007
Nominated by Peter Barr
Location Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Swain County, North Carolina
Coordinates N 35° 29.136' W 083° 48.905' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 29' 08" W 083° 48' 54"
N 35.485600° W 083.815080°
Elevation 4,020 ft (1,225 m)
Built 1934
Administered by National Park Service
Cooperators Smoky Mountain Hiking Club, Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains & Appalachian Trail Conservancy


Long a landmark on the Appalachian Trail, the Shuckstack Fire Tower was constructed by the PWA and the NPS in 1934. It is a 60’ steel Aermotor tower with a 7’x7’ metal cab. Reached by three trails, it is a popular hiker destination.


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