Bluff Mountain Tower Site
US 1721, VA 23
Remaining concrete footers

Remaining concrete footers - courtesy of Renick Proffitt

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1721, VA 23 (view other lookout sites in United States, Virginia)
Date Registered July 30, 2018
Nominated by Kristin Reynolds
Location George Washington National Forest
Rockbridge County, Virginia
Coordinates N 37° 39.583' W 079° 20.783' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 39' 35" W 079° 20' 47"
N 37.659722° W 079.346389°
Elevation 3,381 ft (1,031 m)
Built 1930
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


This tower was built in 1930 and overlooked the town of Buena Vista. The tower was removed in the early 2000s due to concerns it could damage the nearby Punchbowl Shelter along the Appalachian Trail.


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