Birch Knob Lookout Site
US 1634, VA 12
2003 observation tower built on site of former fire tower

2003 observation tower built on site of former fire tower - courtesy of Kristin Reynolds

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1634, VA 12 (view other lookout sites in United States, Virginia)
Date Registered January 23, 2017
Nominated by Kristin Reynolds
Location Jefferson National Forest
Willis, Dickenson County, Virginia
Coordinates N 37° 14.278' W 082° 27.485' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 14' 17" W 082° 27' 29"
N 37.237962° W 082.458091°
Elevation 3,135 ft (956 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service

Description

A 54' fire tower overlooking Pine Mountain stood was in operation at this site from 1964 to 1978. It was dismantled in 1980. Its piers are still visible on Birch Knob.

A new steel observation deck was installed at approximately the same site as the old tower in 2003. 183 stairs provide access from parking to the top of the observation deck. The site provides views of Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and on a clear day, Ohio.

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