Fryingpan Mountain Lookout
US 721, NC 15
Fryingpan Mountain Lookout

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 721, NC 15
Date Registered April 2, 2008
Nominated by Peter J. Barr
Location Pisgah National Forest
Haywood/Transylvania County, North Carolina
Coordinates N 35° 23.614' W 082° 46.485' (Google Maps, Bing Maps)
Elevation 5340'
Built 1941
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Pisgah Ranger District


Overlooking the Cradle of Forestry in America on the Pisgah National Forest, Fryingpan Mountain Lookout was established in 1941. At 70’, the steel tower with a 12’x12’ metal live-in cab is the tallest lookout west of Asheville. Now used as a radio relay point, it is easily accessible from the Blue Ridge Parkway.


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