Wolfpen Mountain (Cagle) Lookout
US 1077, TN 19
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Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1077, TN 19 (view other lookouts in United States, Tennessee)
Date Registered January 3, 2015
Nominated by Jerry Lutes
Location Sequatchie County, Tennessee
Coordinates N 35° 29.138' W 085° 28.186' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 29' 08" W 085° 28' 11"
N 35.485632° W 085.469767°
Elevation 2,252 ft (686 m)


Wolfpen Mountain was the first fire tower in Tennessee. Also known as Cagle Tower, it was a unique 60’ structure with 8’x8’ cab with catwalk. Each of the five landings ran from corner to corner.

In the 1930s the tower was replaced by the 80’ Aermotor that stands today and is lightly maintained.


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Visit Reports

February 26, 2006: Jerry Lutes


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? No Response
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: 100 foot Standard Aermotor tower. This tower appears to be maintained and probably used from time to time. Cab was locked. Tower sign allowed visitors to climb at own risk. Electricity/phone lines appear to be still working. Wood steps and landings were very weathered, but sturdy.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No
Other enroachments? TN Department of Forestry buildings on site. Appears to be tower persons residence also, but couldn't tell if anyone was living in home. Other homes nearby. Paved road to tower.

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes
Comments? Tower is shown on some sites as Cagle Lookout Tower. Sign at Highway stated tower was called Wolfpen Tower.


Staffed? Sometimes
Appears to be used from time to time if needed

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? Yes
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Yes
Good tower site.