Bald Knob Lookout
US 907, VA 10
Summer 2014 (Kristin Scholetzky photo)

Summer 2014 (Kristin Scholetzky photo)

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 907, VA 10 (view other lookouts in United States, Virginia)
Date Registered April 9, 2011
Nominated by Ron Stafford and Krissy Scholetzky
Location Warm Springs Mountain Preserve
Bath County, Virginia
Coordinates N 37° 55.457' W 079° 51.117' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 55' 27" W 079° 51' 07"
N 37.924284° W 079.851944°
Elevation 4,246 ft (1,294 m)
Built 1934
Administered by The Nature Conservancy
Cooperators Warm Springs Ranger District and The Nature Conservancy

Description

Built in 1934 by the CCC for the Virginia Department of Forestry on a state-owned easement from the Hot Springs Company, this 35’ steel Aermotor 7'x7' tower was purchased on a cooperative basis, the State and the Bath County Protective Association each providing 50% of the funds. The property was later purchased by the U.S. Forest Service. It is currently part of The Nature Conservancy's Warm Springs Mountain Preserve.

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Photos

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Visit Reports

May 10, 2018: Kristin Reynolds

Condition

Needs paint? No
Shutters OK? Not Applicable
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? Yes
Directions to tower signed? No
Comments? Follow fire road up from red gate off Airport Road at Sandy Trail.

Staffing

Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No