Woodstock Tower Observation Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Don’t miss the opportunity to take in the grand views from the Woodstock Tower! In 1935, the historical structure was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps with the material provided by the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce. The tower offers views of the beautiful Seven Bends in the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Access subject to VDOT closures.
Fees No Fee
Open Season: Open year round.
Restrictions: Alcoholic beverages prohibited. 
Closest Towns: Woodstock, VA
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: No restrooms available
Operated By: Lee Ranger District: 540-984-4101

General Information


From I-66: Take the Front Royal exit 6. Turn south on US 340/522 towards the town of Front Royal. Turn right on VA 55 West to the community of Waterlick. Turn left onto SR 678 South and continue to the community of Detrick. Turn right onto SR 758 (Woodstock Tower Road) for approximately four miles to the top of the mountain. The footpath to the tower is on left.

From Woodstock, VA: Take exit 283 of I-81. Go east on Route 42 for .7 mile. Turn left on Route 11 and continue 1.7 miles. Turn east on SR 665 at the north end of the town of Woodstock. Continue on SR 665 (1.5 mile) until you come to a Stop Sign. Turn left onto SR 758 (2 miles). Woodstock Tower will be on your right. The footpath to the tower is on left.

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