Lupton retreat on Lookout up for auction

Contributed photo / A 235-acre tract for sale in an absolute auction today on Lookout Mountain has two lakes. It was a rural getaway for the late Chattanooga businessman and philanthropist Jack Lupton.
photo Contributed photo / A parcel of land in rural Walker County, Ga., on Lookout Mountain has three lake homes and a custom log house.

If you go

Take Lula Lake Road south 13.5 miles from its intersection with Red Riding Hood; driveway on left.

When former Chattanooga Coca-Cola bottling magnate Jack Lupton was assembling a wooded retreat on Lookout Mountain in the 1980s, he is said to have stocked its lakes with bass.

But rather than use small fish, the wealthy Lupton brought in a special strain of 2-pounders, said Chattanooga real estate broker Henry Glascock. Recently, someone landed an 11-pound bass in one of the two lakes on the tract, he said.

A 235-acre parcel, including the lakes, is up for sale in an absolute auction today at 11 a.m.