Climb Panther Top Tower for some amazing 360 degree views of Murphy NC

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Real Estate Agent with Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA

The Panther Top Fire Tower in Murphy, NC is open to the public so make sure to take advantage of the great fall weather and spectacular views. Panther Top Tower is located about 12 miles west from downtown Murphy, NC  and offers a great opportunity to climb the tower for some amazing 360 degree views!

 

When we were there the USFS Ranger and a Volunteer pointed out where the other fire towers used to be, water towers, mountain ranges and where the Bald Eagles were nesting. Another interesting item inside the tower was the Osbourne Fire Finder that was used for triangulating where the fires were.


The 30 ft. former live-in Panther Top lookout tower was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1940.  Standing atop a 2,293 ft. summit it is the westernmost tower in the state.

The Forest Service fire tower is normally closed to the public, but will be open the 1st Saturday of each month May thru November 2012.


 

Come visit the Murphy, NC mountains for all the four seasons have to offer...
Lee & Carol Barbour ~ The Mountain Living Team  
www.MurphyMountainLiving.com

 

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Comments (4)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Lee and Carol,

What a spectacle, it is well worth the climb. A

Oct 22, 2012 02:51 AM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

What a great view, Carol and look at those colors.  Something we are sorely missing in these parts of the woods.

Oct 22, 2012 06:18 AM
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

It certainly is Alexandra! Even if you didn't climb the tower the views up there are gorgeous. The tower gets you that much higher though for those amazing views and interesting information about the area.

Oct 24, 2012 12:06 AM
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

Come visit us in Murphy, NC anytime Jane. We are so blessed by these mild change of seasons here...something we really missed out on living in Florida too.

Oct 24, 2012 12:08 AM