Eaglenest Mountain

Eaglenest Mountain
Eaglenest Mountain is located in North Carolina
Eaglenest Mountain
Eaglenest Mountain
Highest point
Elevation5,075 ft (1,547 m)[1]
Coordinates35°29′46″N 83°02′35″W / 35.49611°N 83.04306°W / 35.49611; -83.04306Coordinates: 35°29′46″N 83°02′35″W / 35.49611°N 83.04306°W / 35.49611; -83.04306
LocationHaywood County, North Carolina, U.S.
Parent rangeAppalachian Mountains

Eaglenest Mountain (also known as Eagles Nest Mountain) is a mountain located 2 miles south of Maggie Valley, North Carolina in Haywood County. It is part of the Plott Balsams, a range of the Appalachian Mountains, and less than a mile south of North Eaglenest Mountain, a higher mountain which used to be called Mount Junaluska and is the highest mountain overlooking Lake Junaluska from the southwest. The closest town that is accessible by road is Hazelwood. Hazelwood was absorbed into the larger incorporated Town of Waynesville in 1995.

In 1900, S. C. Satterthwaite of Waynesville, North Carolina, which was 5 miles away, built the Eagle Nest Hotel at an elevation of 5050 feet. The location was a mountain range he called The Junaluskas,[2] on a peak called Mount Junaluska,[3] since named North Eaglenest Mountain. The hotel was destroyed by a fire of undetermined origin on April 22, 1918.


  1. ^ "Eaglenest Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2009-04-17.
  2. ^ Arthur, John Preston (1914). Western North Carolina: A History (1730-1913). Edwards & Broughton printing Company. p. 503. Retrieved 2022-08-01.
  3. ^ Webb, Janet Threlkeld (2006). Haywood County: A Brief History. The History Press. p. 30. ISBN 9781596291751. Retrieved 2009-04-16.

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