Look Rock Observation Tower In Great Smoky Mountains National Park To Be Closed For Construction

Communications upgrades to the Look Rock observation tower in Great Smoky Mountains National Park will require that the area be closed to the public from February 27 through March 23.

The tower, located along the Foothills Parkway in Blount County, Tennessee, will be upgraded with a new radio repeater to improve the radio communications available to Blount County Sheriff’s Office and local Emergency Management Services.

The paved trail that leads from the Look Rock parking area to the tower will also be closed at its entrance off the Parkway.

In addition to its role a public observation tower, the Look Rock Tower hosts an air quality monitoring site, and houses radio repeaters serving the park, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, Ft. Loudon Electric Cooperative, and the U.S. Forest Service.