Photo courtesy of Brandon Spaulding
|Registry Numbers||US 1262, PA 27 (view other lookouts in United States, Pennsylvania)|
|Date Registered||January 15, 2018|
|Nominated by||Brandon Spaulding|
|Location||Dauphin County, Pennsylvania|
N 40° 26.022' W 076° 46.548' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 26' 01" W 076° 46' 33"
N 40.433698° W 076.775803°
|Elevation||1,633 ft (498 m)|
|Administered by||Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry|
|Cooperators||Stony Valley Historical Group|
Built in 1922 by the Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron Company, the Stony Mountain Lookout is a 100-foot steel tower offering views of Harrisburg, Duncannon, and the Susquehanna River. The tower features a wrap-around catwalk, which is unusual for Pennsylvania.
The tower is colloquially known as "The Moon Tower" for its unobstructed panoramic views of the sky. Despite a 4-hour hike required to access the site, the area is commonly used as a hangout spot and for camping.