Stony Mountain "Moon" Lookout
US 1262, PA 27

Photo courtesy of Brandon Spaulding

Lookout Details

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
Coordinates 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)
Built 1922
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.


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