Bull Mountain Lookout
US 100, VA 4

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 100, VA 4 (view other lookouts in United States, Virginia)
Date Registered December 30, 1994
Location Patrick County, Virginia
Coordinates N 36° 41.571' W 080° 13.484' (view using Google Maps)
N 36° 41' 34" W 080° 13' 29"
N 36.692850° W 080.224729°
Elevation 3,193 ft (973 m)
Administered by Virginia Department of Forestry
Cooperators Virginia Department of Forestry


The Bull Mountain Forest Fire Lookout Tower in Patrick County was originally a wooden structure built in 1943 for the Virginia Forest Service (VDF). It was replaced by the current 60’ Aermotor tower with 7’ x 7’ metal cab in 1949, and a one-room ground residence cabin was added in 1950. In 1989 the site -- now an emergency lookout -- was dedicated to Virginia Governor Gerald L. Baliles, who grew up near the tower and visited it many times in his youth.


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