Bird Watching at Mount Roosevelt Wildlife Management Area
The Roosevelt Mountain WMA is approximately 11,000 acres and virtually surrounds the town of Rockwood, TN. However, the best and easiest access point is the Overlook. The overlook (believed to be one of the highest in the Cumberlands) is a celebrated site for witnessing fall migration of not only raptors but also songbirds and butterflies. The overlook possesses a small parking area, picnic tables and observation platforms. Also, a spur trail leading to Walden Ridge Trail is located at the overlook adjacent to the fire tower. Bring a scope for better viewing birds from the viewing area atop the mountain. There is an old fire tower near the overlook, but it is closed to the public.