Lookout Towers of North Carolina

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List of Fire Lookout/Watch Towers in North Carolina, United States.

Name Latitude Longitude Icon Height (Dec) Elevation Source Drive Time Drive Distance Comment
Air Bellows 36.42805 -81.12416 Flag, Red 59.25 3840 USGS Topo (Estimated) 75 66 drive
Albert Mountain 35.05222 -83.4775 Flag, Green 43 5200 USGS Topo (Estimated) 213 194 drive
Anderson Mountain 35.56638 -81.08833 Flag, Red 72.75 1420 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Ansonville 35.1 -80.14833 Flag, Red 99.75 430 USGS Topo
Apex 35.71166 -78.80749 Flag, Red 99.75 470 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Ashokie (Camp?) 36.30166 -77.02666 Flag, Blue 103 60 USGS Topo (Estimated) See Thomas?
Bailey 35.84972 -78.10777 Flag, Red 280 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Bannerman 34.59166 -77.80027 Flag, Green 120 4 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Barnett Knob 35.52416 -83.23611 Tall Tower 60 4665 USGS Topo
Bayleaf (new) 35.88916 -78.68333 Flag, Green 120 470 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Bayleaf (old) 35.90527 -78.65361 Flag 100 500 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Bearwallow Mountain 35.46083 -82.35694 Tall Tower 47 4232 USGS Topo
Belcross 36.32694 -76.12194 Flag, Green 120 3 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Benn Knob 35.56522 -81.66039 Oil Field 60 2880 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Big Knob 35.88694 -82.55666 Flag, Red 72.75 4030 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Big Stamp 35.13861 -83.8175 Flag, Red 4437 USGS Topo
Biggerstaff Mountain 35.5 -81.82083 Flag, Green 47.75 2139 USGS Topo
Black Swamp 34.87555 -77.20166 Flag, Blue 20 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Bolivia 34.04166 -78.21222 Flag, Green 99.75 28 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Boone 36.23555 -81.70611 Flag, Red 67 4782 USGS Topo
Buck Mountain 35.40666 -79.99972 Flag, Green 94[1] 830 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Butner 36.16527 -78.76083 Flag, Green 99.75 460 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Cameron Hill 35.27972 -79.10749 Flag, Green 99.75 355 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Cameron Hill (old) 35.28027 -79.09888 Flag 99.75 480 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Camp Creek Bald 36.02333 -82.71555 Flag, Green 21 4844 USGS Topo
Cane Mountain 35.94638 -79.43444 Flag, Green 100 955 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Carter Top 35.44416 -83.25083 Flag, Red 4290 USGS Topo
Carthage 35.35305 -79.40083 Flag, Red 99.75 550 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Caswell (Yanceyville) 36.42027 -79.33694 Flag, Green 99.75 615 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Catherine Lake 34.81083 -77.56083 Flag, Green 120 26 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Cedar Creek 34.93222 -78.73916 Flag, Green 99.75 135 USGS Topo
Chadbourn 34.27916 -78.81527 Flag 100 110 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Chambers Mountain 35.56861 -82.90666 Tall Tower 45.25 4509 USGS Topo
Cherryville 35.39611 -81.35111 Flag, Red 920 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Chesapeake 36.44777 -76.70472 Flag, Green 120 10 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Chestnut Mountain 35.96194 -81.80722 Flag, Red 3320 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Chinquapin 34.79138 -77.76472 Flag, Green 99.75 20 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Chowan 36.15111 -76.65472 Flag, Green 120 11 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Clarkton 34.48861 -78.67083 Flag, Blue 120 105 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Clayton 35.65999 -78.30055 Flag, Green 251 USGS Topo
Clingmans Dome 35.56277 -83.49861 Flag, Green 45 6643 USGS Topo
Clinton 34.95638 -78.35805 Flag, Green 120 145 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Columbia 35.86222 -76.21694 Flag, Green 120 4 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Comfort 34.96916 -77.50333 Flag, Green 99.75 20 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Connelly Mountain 35.38121 -83.3643 Flag, Blue 3990 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Corbin Mountain 35.16749 -82.43472 Flag, Green 35 3025 USGS Topo
Coreys 36.53889 -75.96333 Flag, Blue 2 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Covington Mountain (Sauratown) 36.37611 -80.37249 Flag, Green 72.75 2325 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Cowee Bald 35.32611 -83.33527 Flag, Green 30 4944 USGS Topo
Croatan 34.96972 -76.97277 Flag, Red 25 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Daves Mountain 35.72638 -79.82916 Flag, Green 99.75 1090 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Deppe 34.83694 -77.30083 Flag, Green 120 45 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Devils Nest 36.08261 -82.25181 Flag, Blue 4238 USGS Topo
Dillingham 0 0 Flag, Green 21
Dixon (new) 34.61277 -77.48777 Flag, Green 120 70 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Dixon (old) 34.61138 -77.48333 Flag 120 65 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Duckett Top 35.76583 -82.84055 Flag, Green 10 4240 USGS Topo (Estimated) Located on private property necessitating permission from one of the property owners
Dudley 35.29861 -78.03666 Flag, Green 99.75 170 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Dugger Mountain 36.15305 -81.55388 Flag, Red 60 3240 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Dunn Mountain 35.62666 -80.42388 Flag, Red 45 875 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Eagle Springs 35.33611 -79.60333 Flag, Green 120 645 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Earp/Flowers 0 0 Flag, Blue 100 Johnston Co, Flowers Quad, NCDFR Dist 6, 1936
East Lake 35.86833 -75.92083 Flag, Green 120 3 USGS Topo
East Robeson 34.65249 -78.86 Flag, Green 99.75 139 USGS Topo
Edgecombe 35.87472 -77.58194 Flag, Green 93 34 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Elizabethtown 34.58111 -78.62583 Flag, Blue 110 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Ellerbe 35.08611 -79.66444 Flag, Red 59.25 520 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Engelhard 35.51694 -76.06166 Flag, Blue 120 4 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Everett 35.52416 -76.86027 Flag, Green 99.75 25 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Faith 0 0 Flag, Red 100
Ferrin Knob 35.45944 -82.67305 Flag, Red 4064 USGS Topo
Fire Tower 2 34.58472 -77.39888 Flag, Blue 25 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Fisher Peak 0 0 Flag, Red
Flat Top Mountain 36.16138 -81.67611 Tall Tower 40 4558 USGS Topo
Foreman 35.67833 -76.99666 Flag, Green 99.75 49 USGS Topo
Fountain 35.69444 -77.63666 Flag, Green 120 36 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Fox Mountain 35.9979 -80.99979 Oil Field 40 1745 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Frye Mountain 35.38138 -83.41444 Flag, Red 4496 USGS Topo
Fryingpan Mountain 35.39361 -82.775 Tall Tower 70 5240 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Giddensville 35.14305 -78.24083 Flag, Blue 120 170 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Glover 0 0 Flag, Blue 120
Gordon Mountain 34.91417 -80.19611 Flag, Red 99.75 610 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Grantsboro 35.12972 -76.84083 Flag, Green 120 40 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Grassy Mountain 35.85 -82.09916 Oil Field 3845 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Green Cross 36.0175 -76.89138 Flag, Blue 99.75 12 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Green Knob 35.71916 -82.22416 Tall Tower 21 5005 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Greensboro 0 0 Flag, Red 265 Lookout atop high rise building
Greenville 35.55611 -77.37111 Flag, Green 99.75 20 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Hamlet 34.89833 -79.64611 Flag, Green 99.75 410 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Haoe 35.38583 -83.96916 Flag, Red 5249 USGS Topo
Harrisville 35.21722 -79.80333 Flag, Green 99.75 620 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Hassell 35.90611 -77.26861 Flag, Green 99.75 24 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Hatteras Inlet CG 35.20778 -75.70583 Flag, Blue 5 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Hawshaw 36.04527 -81.9375 Tall Tower 45.75 4245 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Hayes Lookout 0 0 Flag, Blue
Henderson 36.35666 -78.37083 Flag, Green 99.75 490 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Hibriten Mountain 35.90694 -81.48972 Tall Tower 80 2239 USGS Topo
High Peak 35.72222 -81.60833 Tall Tower 59.25 2184 USGS Topo
High Rock 35.62472 -80.19 Flag, Green 72.75 1110 USGS Topo (Estimated)
High Rocks 35.49972 -83.62111 Flag, Red 5190 USGS Topo
High Top 35.38444 -82.91611 Flag, Red 5263 USGS Topo
High Windy 35.56944 -82.33722 Oil Field 45.75 4365 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Hillsboro 36.06166 -79.12166 Flag, Green 80 855 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Hobuken 35.24579 -76.5935 Flag, Red 120 10 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Hoffman 35.01638 -79.55805 Flag, Red 99.75 450 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Hope Mills 34.9725 -78.92583 Flag, Red 80 190 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Horse Ridge 35.61166 -81.68111 Flag, Red 2646 USGS Topo
Hubert 34.71222 -77.25416 Flag, Red 35 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Huntsville 35.61 -81.93638 Flag, Red 72.75 2243 USGS Topo
Inverness 35.17972 -79.24111 Flag, Blue 370 USGS Topo
Island Creek 35.02055 -77.14805 Flag, Red 100 35 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Jackson 36.4125 -77.3425 Flag, Blue 86.25 100 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Jefferson 36.40305 -81.46333 Flag, Red 35 4640 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Jerdon Mountain 0 0 Flag, Green
Joanna Bald 35.2575 -83.79527 Flag, Green 31 4716 USGS Topo
Jones Lake 34.69055 -78.59527 Flag, Green 99.75 75 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Kellys Pond 35.22166 -77.53888 Flag, Green 99.75 18 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Kilkenny 35.64527 -76.20583 Flag, Blue 120 3 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Knightdale 35.78611 -78.46138 Flag 120 300 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Lagoon 34.52666 -78.41416 Flag, Green 100 45 USGS Topo (Estimated)
LaGrange 35.295 -77.78056 Flag, Blue 32 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Lejeune 34.61083 -77.28972 Flag, Green 50 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Lick Mountain 35.36778 -80.02139 Flag, Blue 800 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Lickstone Bald 0 0 Flag, Red
Liles 36.39777 -77.79888 Flag, Red 79.5 360 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Lilesville 34.97361 -80.00194 Flag, Green 99.75 480 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Linney Mountain 35.92889 -81.16333 Oil Field 72.75 1520 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Little Dugger Mountain 0 0 Flag, Red
Little Scaly 35.03083 -83.25694 Flag, Green 4165 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Little Snowball Mountain 35.72583 -82.42666 Oil Field 21 4690 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Little Snowball Mountain (New Site) 35.761099 -82.431139 Tall Tower 21 2355 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Locust Knob 36.03361 -82.20222 Tall Tower 76 4085 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Locust Knob (Repeater) 36.03342 -82.20239 Flag, Blue 76 4080 USGS Topo (Estimated) Duplicate
Long Shoal 35.61527 -75.83305 Flag, Red 5 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Louisburg 36.13638 -78.21166 Flag, Green 99.75 390 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Lowes Grove 35.90388 -78.92083 Flag, Red 120 380 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Maco 34.28833 -78.15666 Flag, Green 99.75 17 USGS Topo
Mamers 35.41166 -78.87277 Flag, Green 72.75 320 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Maxton 34.70638 -79.35194 Flag, Red 120 195 USGS Topo
Medoc 36.24777 -77.87388 Flag, Green 99.75 312 USGS Topo
Midway 35.9625 -80.22194 Flag, Green 100 910 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Moores Knob 36.39805 -80.28305 Tall Tower 18.5 2579 USGS Topo
Mount Cammerer 35.76333 -83.16138 Tall Tower 20 4928 USGS Topo
Mount Mitchell 35.76492 -82.26513 Tall Tower 10 6684 USGS Topo Tower replaced, was 35 ft
Mount Mitchell 0 0 Flag, Red 35
Mount Noble 35.49611 -83.33333 Flag, Green 60 3820 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Mount Sterling 35.70222 -83.12249 Tall Tower 60 5842 USGS Topo
Nakina 34.12583 -78.66416 Flag, Blue 99.75 55 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Nebo 36.21416 -80.66027 Flag, Green 100 1185 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Nelson Mountain 35.37275 -80.25189 Flag, Blue 40 735 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Newkirk 34.69527 -78.26444 Flag, Green 99.75 85 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Oak Island Coast Guard 33.89194 -78.03361 Flag, Blue 9 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Orton 34.04861 -77.96944 Flag, Green 10 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Otway 34.79333 -76.55861 Flag, Red 120 5 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Palestine 35.21 -78.85055 Flag, Green 60 260 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Panther Top 35.06555 -84.09972 Flag, Green 30 2293 USGS Topo
Parkton 34.90361 -79.02527 Flag, Green 99.75 186 USGS Topo
Pea Ridge 35.33277 -82.12472 Flag, Green 72.75 1120 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Peletier 34.74972 -77.09333 Flag, Red 35 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Pembroke 34.66777 -79.18111 Flag, Green 85 160 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Phillips Knob 35.93805 -82.29694 Tall Tower 45.75 4338 USGS Topo
Pilot Mountain 35.27333 -82.86666 Flag, Red 10 5080 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Pine Cliff 34.91333 -76.80583 Flag, Red 20 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Pink Hill 35.05666 -77.80722 Flag, Blue 100 38 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Pinnacle Mountain 35.53305 -82.04083 Flag, Green 45.75 2480 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Pittsboro 35.73527 -79.16027 Flag, Green 99.75 605 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Plymouth 35.86999 -76.74083 Flag, Red 10 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Pores Knob 36.04611 -81.15666 Oil Field 47 2640 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Proctorville 34.49583 -79.03166 Flag, Green 99.75 110 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Pungo 0 0 Flag, Blue
Raeford 34.94416 -79.2125 Flag, Green 120 240 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Redditt 35.31944 -76.86638 Flag, Green 99.75 30 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Rendezvous Mountain 36.22666 -81.29277 Tall Tower 59.25 2400 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Reynolds Mountain 35.65138 -82.56777 Flag, Green 20 2980 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Rich Mountain (Madison Co) 35.92666 -82.80527 Flag, Green 30 3670 USGS Topo
Rich Mountain (Transylvania Co) 35.17666 -82.68166 Flag, Red 35 3782 USGS Topo
Riddicksville 36.52666 -76.94 Flag, Blue 34 USGS Topo
Riegel 34.19249 -78.35888 Flag, Green 120 61 USGS Topo
Roan High Knob 0 0 Oil Field See Wolf Ridge
Roaring Gap 36.38805 -80.98416 Flag 59.25 3090 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Rocky Knob 36.08583 -81.66333 Flag, Red 3280 USGS Topo
Rocky Point 34.45611 -77.88277 Flag, Green 120 35 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Rose Hill 34.83027 -78.01777 Flag, Green 99.75 95 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Rosemead 36.18277 -76.86638 Flag, Blue 18 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Round (Flat) Mountain 35.02789 -83.0381 Flag, Blue 3690 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Sanatorium 0 0 Flag, Red 14
Sand Mountain 35.98333 -81.66055 Flag, Red 2145 USGS Topo
Sanford 35.45333 -79.19055 Flag, Green 99.75 440 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Sassafras Mountain 35.065 -82.77722 Flag, Red 3554 USGS Topo
Satulah Mountain 35.03638 -83.19222 Flag, Red 4543 USGS Topo
Scotland County 34.94527 -79.44611 Flag, Green 72.75 390 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Scotland Neck 36.17138 -77.49944 Flag, Green 99.75 120 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Scranton 35.55055 -76.44 Flag, Green 120 6 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Scuppernong 35.91638 -76.47055 Flag, Green 120 10 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Sea Breeze 34.06361 -77.89667 Flag, Blue 18 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Shallotte 33.99166 -78.43861 Flag, Green 99.75 65 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Sheffield 35.99222 -80.69333 Flag, Red 100 985 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Shepeard Mountain 0 0 Flag, Green
Shuckstack 35.48555 -83.815 Tall Tower 60 4020 USGS Topo
Siler City 35.70138 -79.48083 Flag, Red 99.75 770 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Simmons (Newport) 34.78916 -76.87055 Flag, Blue 25 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Smithfield 35.50888 -78.27777 Flag 120 160 USGS Topo (Estimated) Sold at Auction 7/20/2017 $111.00, 35.508706, -78.277052
Snow Hill 35.51333 -77.69833 Flag, Green 86.25 38 USGS Topo (Estimated)
South Mills 36.43194 -76.37583 Flag, Green 120 4 USGS Topo (Estimated)
South Mills (old) 36.44166 -76.38166 Flag 99.75 4 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Southern Pines 35.16972 -79.41333 Flag, Red 72.75 585 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Spencer Mountain 35.29777 -81.11472 Flag, Green 100 1220 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Spivey Mountain 35.60055 -82.65138 Flag, Red 35 3317 USGS Topo
Spruce Mountain 35.61388 -83.17361 Flag, Red 5647 USGS Topo
Spruce Pine 35.87972 -82.10444 Tall Tower 72.75 4170 USGS Topo
Standing Indian Mountain 35.03527 -83.53805 Flag, Red 5499 USGS Topo
Stumpy Point 35.69805 -75.77333 Flag, Red 120 4 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Sunny Point 0 0 Flag, Red
Sutton Top 35.73333 -83.05138 Flag, Red 3628 USGS Topo
Swanquarter 35.43417 -76.39722 Flag, Blue 5 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Swift Creek 36.10138 -77.89916 Flag, Red 79.5 200 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Table Rock Mountain 35.89027 -81.88249 Oil Field 3920 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Thomas 36.30166 -77.02666 Flag, Blue 93 60 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Tirzah 36.26083 -78.89972 Flag, Green 72.75 770 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Top Sail 34.45194 -77.61305 Flag, Green 120 60 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Toxaway Mountain 35.13166 -82.98416 Flag, Green 45.75 4777 USGS Topo
Troy 35.3425 -79.89166 Flag, Green 99.75 650 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Tryon Peak 35.26583 -82.24388 Flag, Red 45.75 3200 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Turner Mountain 36.42388 -80.66 Flag, Red 72.75 1585 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Tuscarora 35.16472 -77.23166 Flag, Green 99.75 45 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Waccamaw 34.36527 -78.46361 Flag, Green 99.75 60 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Walker Top 35.64277 -81.70305 Flag, Green 99.75 2150 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Wallace 34.75277 -78.00055 Flag, Red 60 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Wards Corner 34.53638 -78.065 Flag, Green 120 55 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Warren County 36.36166 -78.09833 Flag, Green 80 420 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Wauchecha Bald 35.38611 -83.77277 Flag, Green 4360 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Wayah Bald 35.18027 -83.56083 Flag, Green 14 5342 USGS Topo
Wayne (Fremont) 35.52694 -77.96944 Flag, Green 120 140 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Wenona 35.72972 -76.64138 Flag, Blue 100 15 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Wesser Bald 35.27694 -83.57722 Flag, Green 30 4627 USGS Topo
Williams Lake 35.14527 -78.53916 Flag, Red 120 150 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Wilmar 35.39333 -77.145 Flag, Green 99.75 16 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Wilson 35.72527 -77.99583 Flag, Green 99.75 150 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Winespring Bald 35.17361 -83.58111 Flag, Blue 5430 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Winfall 36.2125 -76.43333 Flag, Red 99.75 4 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Wolf Ridge 36.10447 -82.1224 Oil Field 6285 USGS Topo See Roan High Knob
Woods Mountain 35.77805 -82.08833 Oil Field 3600 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Woodville 36.11111 -77.18166 Flag, Red 80 75 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Woodys Knob 0 0 Flag, Green 72.75 See Spruce Pine
Yellow Mountain 35.13555 -83.19166 Flag, Green 7.5 5127 USGS Topo
Young 35.34611 -78.51972 Flag, Red 99.75 220 USGS Topo (Estimated)
Youngs Mountain 35.73583 -80.64833 Flag, Red 960 USGS Topo (Estimated)

References

  1. https://ui.uncc.edu/story/fire-towers-history-view; Accessed 2017-11-07