Celebrate the grand reopening of the Flagg Mountain Tower in Weogufka State Forest, June 15

Weogufka Flagg Mountain Tower
A piece of history. (Weogufka State Forest)

Attention state forest lovers! After being closed from the public for safety reasons, the Alabama Forestry Commission is opening the Flagg Mountain Tower at Weogufka State Forest on June 15, 2022. Keep reading for the details.

About Weogufka State Forest

Log Cabin
Time to camp. (Weogufka State Forest)

Did you know that Weogufka State Forest encompasses over 240 acres including Flagg Mountain in north Coosa County? Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the Great Depression, this historic forest plays an important part in Alabama’s past.

Interestingly, the Weogufka Regional Park project was one of the earliest CCC projects in Alabama—WOW. The forest is now an important landmark and scenic center for vacationists and locals.

Many nature enthusiasts love the log and stone masonry cabins and the 170 ft tall stone Observation Tower on the peak of Flagg Mountain. This tower has been closed in recent years, but Weogufka is looking to reopen it.

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Flagg Mountain Tower

The Flagg Mountain Tower was hand-built with stone in the 30s. In the late 1900s, the Tower’s structural integrity was strengthened by a crisscross pattern of wood beams extending the entire height of the stone walls. Unfortunately, lightning struck the Tower and the wood beams burned but were later replaced with inlaid stone.

Recently, the Flagg Mountain Tower has been closed because of the failing integrity of the stairs, but we’re excited to see that it’ll be re-opening to the public due to renovations from the Alabama Forestry strategic plan.

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