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Look Rock Tower closed for radio upgrade

The observation tower and access trail at Look Rock in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the Foothills Parkway will be closed July 10-15 for a radio system upgrade.

During the closure, crews will install a new microwave antenna and associated equipment, improving radio communications across the park. In addition to serving as a public observation tower, Look Rock Tower is an air quality monitoring site and host for radio equipment serving the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blount County Sheriff’s Office, Ft. Loudon Electric Cooperative and the U.S. Forest Service.

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