Camp Creek Bald Lookout
US 719, NC 13

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 719, NC 13 (view other lookouts in United States, North Carolina)
Date Registered April 2, 2008
Nominated by Peter J. Barr
Location Pisgah National Forest
Madison County, North Carolina
Coordinates N 36° 01.403' W 082° 42.920' (view using Google Maps)
N 36° 01' 24" W 082° 42' 55"
N 36.023380° W 082.715330°
Elevation 4,844 ft (1,476 m)
Built 1928
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Appalachian Ranger District and Andrew Johnson Amateur Radio Club


Camp Creek Bald Lookout, located in the Pisgah National Forest on the NC/TN state line was built in 1928 with a 14’x14’ cab on a 21’ steel tower. In the 1960’s one of two prototypes round cabs was installed. No longer active, the lookout has been partially restored by the U.S. Forest Service and a local radio club.


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Visit Reports

September 20, 2008: Jeff Flanary


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? No
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Tower is in good shape and looks like it still has furnishings/equipment inside. Glass is all intact, and it looks functional. <br /> <br />Gate to the catwalk locked w/razor wire to keep people from climbing around it. Very good shape.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes
Other enroachments? There is a small building next to the tower with commercial VHF and amateur radio VHF antennas on a small tower.

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No