Hazel Mountain Fire Tower
US 1093, VA 23
Photo by TheBigGiantHead

Photo by TheBigGiantHead

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1093, VA 23 (view other lookouts in United States, Virginia)
Date Registered January 3, 2015
Nominated by Jeff Flanary
Location Russell County, Virgnia
Coordinates N 36° 59.712' W 082° 14.758' (view using Google Maps)
N 36° 59' 43" W 082° 14' 45"
N 36.995208° W 082.245970°
Elevation 3,031 ft (924 m)
Administered by Virginia Department of Forestry


This tower is located outside Castlewood in far southwestern Virginia.


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Visit Reports

November 1, 2008: Jeff Flanary


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? No Response
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Wood is pretty good on steps, bottom steps removed. Most glass intact. Some rust, but generally in good condition. Concrete piers in good shape.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No
Comments: Tower is in very good shape considering age. Concrete base where stairs used to come to the ground have the date 8/31/49. Elevation is painted on the tower at 3100 Ft. Outside toilet is also still there.
Other enroachments? Tower does have one radio at the bottom with an antenna mounted about 2/3 of the way up.

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response
Not sure about volunteering opportunity. I think I read somewhere that this tower was to be sold and taken down, but I am not sure. Would be a good tower to restore. It is right beside a good paved road with very easy access.