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Great View

I did a free observation tower like this for free in Parry Sound, Ontario several years ago in... read more

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Oakville, Canada
canyon country

What an awesome place to visit the mountains. The Canyon country campground is a great place to... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Bear, Delaware
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300 Wilson Road, Wellsboro, PA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did a free observation tower like this for free in Parry Sound, Ontario several years ago in Parry Sound, Ontario. It was an old Department of Lands and Forest Fire Observation Tower which gave you a treat view of the surrounding area. This Observation...More

Thank b0b55russell
Reviewed 22 July 2018

What an awesome place to visit the mountains. The Canyon country campground is a great place to stay while visiting the canyon and sites around wellsboro.

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

It is a little scary and the climb is long but it is worth it. They charge to go up it but it was only $3.00 per person and had a credit card machine to swipe our cards at.

Thank nvmelsh
Reviewed 8 March 2018

You'll get some exercise climbing the steps, but the view is worth it. I've been here twice, and there was no one else there either time. Bring a credit card as there is a small fee ($2 or $3 per person.)

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 23 January 2018

The lookout tower is a healthy climb, but relatively safe for kids of all ages.... and mom, dad, and grandparents. The tower provides excellent views of the famous Pine Creek Gorge and surrounding area.

Thank William M
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Very annoyed to have driven there to find the gate closed. Sign said it is open "weather permitting" There was a slight skiff of snow on the road, I think we could have managed! Even if it wasn't 5 degrees out, there was nowhere to...More

Thank Karenas65
Reviewed 31 October 2017

You drive past Canyon Country Campground and it is next to campground. Follow their signs to find the road (Wilson Rd) off of 660. Right where 660 makes a 90 turn. Turn right through metal gates and drive to tower. Very close to Leonard Harrison...More

Thank dman457
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Cost $3 credit card only. Passed back & forth by big signs advertising it but not helping you find it. Nice solid tower doesn't move in a strong wind, but I expected to see the PA Grand Canyon. All you can see the tops of...More

Thank TobyEmerson
Reviewed 30 July 2017

the drive up to the tower is pretty steep, but we made it in our sedan. very isolated. $3 to climb the steps which we were not aware of. my husband tried to use his credit card in the machine (kinda sketchy if you ask...More

Thank kathughes167
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Didn't realize there was a charge to climb, which you had to get ticket at Campground or use machine to charge your fee.

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sharon o
28 January 2016|
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Response from JMBH | Reviewed this property |
Same as stated. Up a single lane dirt road