Yellow Mountain Lookout
US 42, NC 1

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 42, NC 1 (view other lookouts in United States, North Carolina)
Date Registered June 1, 1992
Nominated by Dave Cawrse, District Ranger, USFS, Nantahala National Forest, Highlands Ranger District
Location Nantahala National Forest
Macon County, North Carolina
Coordinates N 35° 08.136' W 083° 11.480' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 08' 08" W 083° 11' 29"
N 35.135595° W 083.191326°
Elevation 5,124 ft (1,562 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Highlands Ranger District


Yellow Mountain Lookout is a 14'x14' wooden cab with a steep pyramid roof atop an 8' stone base. Once a common sight in the southern Appalachians, this design has all but disappeared. Unused for 20 years, the structure has been restored by volunteers and the staff of the Highland Ranger District of the Nantahala National Forest.


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