Meadow Creek Lookout
US 1087, TN 23 Photo Photo

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1087, TN 23 (view other lookouts in United States, Tennessee)
Date Registered January 3, 2015
Nominated by Jeff Flanary
Location Cherokee National Forest
Cocke County, Tennessee
Coordinates N 35° 58.290' W 082° 58.230' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 58' 17" W 082° 58' 14"
N 35.971500° W 082.970500°
Elevation 2,858 ft (871 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


The current block tower is the fifth to stand on the site. One of the earlier towers, standing in 1926, was just a platform mounted between three chestnut trees.


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Visit Reports

September 20, 2008: Jeff Flanary


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? No Response
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? No Response
Good condition? No Response
Comments: This is a two story block tower. It is in decent shape. It needs the glass replaced, door replaced, a good paint job, and the interior restored. Could be done without too much trouble.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response
Don't know about volunteer opportunities, but could be refurbished simply because it is a cinderblock tower. Needs paint, windows, door, and some carpentry work.