Chestnut Mountain Lookout Site
US 1716, VA 18

Photo courtesy of Kristin Reynolds

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1716, VA 18 (view other lookout sites in United States, Virginia)
Date Registered July 30, 2018
Nominated by Kristin Reynolds
Location Jefferson National Forest
Tazewell County, Virginia
Coordinates N 37° 03.467' W 081° 23.950' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 03' 28" W 081° 23' 57"
N 37.057778° W 081.399167°
Elevation 4,401 ft (1,341 m)
Removed circa 1980s
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


This fire tower was removed in circa 1980s. The former lookout cabin now serves as the Chestnut Knob Appalachian Trail Shelter and was rehabilitated in 1994. The site overlooks Burkes Garden and provides views towards Big Walker Mountain and Mount Rogers, Virginia's highest point, on clear days.


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