Altamont Lookout
US 1075, TN 18 photo photo

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1075, TN 18 (view other lookouts in United States, Tennessee)
Date Registered January 3, 2015
Nominated by Jerry Lutes
Location Grundy County, Tennessee
Coordinates N 35° 26.097' W 085° 47.788' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 26' 06" W 085° 47' 47"
N 35.434950° W 085.796474°
Elevation 2,031 ft (619 m)


Altamont Lookout in Grundy County is a Carnegie steel tower built in the 1940s. It is located at a Tennessee Div. of Forestry Work Center and available for emergency use.


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Visit Reports

February 26, 2006: Jerry Lutes


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? No Response
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Tower is 60' Carnegie Steel tower with Diagonal Steps. Tower is located on state property. Overall tower is in fair to good shape/cab is open. Sign states that tower can be climbed at own risk. Several panes of glass are broken out of cab and elements have taken their toll on floor, although still able to stand in tower cab. Telephone is stil in tower but does not work.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No
Other enroachments? Tower caretaker home (does not appear to be occupied).

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes
Comments? Sign at Hwy for Altamont Tower


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Yes
Tower would be a good project for restoration.