Follow This Scenic Loop To See One Of The Best Lookout Towers Across Georgia
Lookout towers were once a huge deal in Georgia, and not simply because of the spectacular views that they offer. These towers, often nicknamed fire towers, were used back in the day in order to combat forest fires in the southern United States. These fire towers were built specifically atop high mountains in order to provide the best possible views of the nearby area. While many of these historic structures aren’t used for their intended purpose anymore, some have been converted into lookout towers, providing the most epic views in the state. For instance, the lookout tower in Fort Mountain Park in Georgia is a fan-favorite that you have to see for yourself.
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Have you ever climbed the lookout tower in Fort Mountain State Park in Georgia before? Share with us your experience in the comments section. Or if you’re looking for more information about visiting the park, visit the Fort Mountain park’s website.
A New Jersey native with over 15 years of writing experience, Marisa has studied at both New York University and Florida International University. She has lived all over the country, including a decade stint in South Florida. Marisa is well-versed in exploration as she travels a good majority of the year in her self-converted Sprinter van. Her articles have been featured in various notable publications over the years, she has a published collection of short stories, and three completed screenplays under her belt.
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