Lookout Mountain Park

View of Lookout Mountain Park

Lookout Mountain Park consists of 756.61 acres of mountain park land. The landmark mountain rises from 3,650 feet to its summit at 4,452 feet. 

The hogback ridge line uplift exposes the beautiful colors of white gypsum and red sandstone against the green vegetation.

Recreation Opportunities

Recreational opportunities are hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Hunting on the property is strictly prohibited.

Nature in the Park

The property is forested predominantly with ponderosa pine, bur oak stands, small patches of ironwood and other understory plants, along with mixed grasses in the open areas. 


A variety of wildlife is present including:

  • Bats
  • Coyote
  • Fox
  • Garter snake
  • Ground squirrel
  • Marmot
  • Mice
  • An occasional mountain lion
  • Raccoon
  • Rattlesnake
  • Red squirrel
  • Turkey
  • Voles
  • Whitetail deer


A variety of birds exist including:

  • Blackbird
  • Black-capped chickadees
  • Blue jays
  • Flickers
  • Golden and bald eagles
  • Grosbeaks
  • Junkos
  • Nuthatches
  • Red tail and broadwing hawks
  • Robins
  • Turkey vultures
  • Wrens

Water in the Park

The only natural water is a small dam on the east side of the ridge line that collects run off water. It is small and does not last much past spring. A water tank exists on the lower west face north of Exit 12, it is utilized for grazing.


The property consists of two tracts of land extending just south of Highway 85 and Interstate 90 intersection along the east side of Interstate 90 to the Sandstone Addition and east over the ridgeline.