Elliot Knob Lookout
US 87, VA 2

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 87, VA 2 (view other lookouts in United States, Virginia)
Date Registered August 18, 1994
Nominated by David Rhodes, Deerfield District Ranger
Location George Washington National Forest
Augusta County, Virginia
Coordinates N 38° 09.984' W 079° 18.836' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 09' 59" W 079° 18' 50"
N 38.166395° W 079.313935°
Elevation 4,421 ft (1,348 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Deerfield Ranger District


Elliott Knob Lookout is in the George Washington National Forest some 150 miles west of Washington D.C. It is a metal 14’x14’ live-in cab with catwalk atop a 30 tower built in 1948 to replace an earlier tower built in the 1920s. Once one of many, it is now one of only three lookouts of its type remaining in Virginia and can be reached by road or trail.


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