Groundhog Mountain Tower
US 1034, VA 14
Kristin Scholetzky photo

Kristin Scholetzky photo

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1034, VA 14 (view other lookouts in United States, Virginia)
Date Registered September 3, 2014
Nominated by Kristin Scholetzky
Location Blue Ridge Parkway
Patrick County, Virginia
Coordinates N 36° 38.742' W 080° 31.704' (view using Google Maps)
N 36° 38' 45" W 080° 31' 42"
N 36.645697° W 080.528392°
Elevation 3,042 ft (927 m)
Built 1935
Administered by National Park Service
Cooperators Blue Ridge Parkway


Built in the 1930's as a fire lookout, on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Groundhog Mountain is not the usual "look" of fire tower in Virginia. Located in Patrick County, it is a 20 feet high tower, built to look like an old tobacco barn.


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