Cuyamaca Peak Tower Site
US 516, CA 2

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 516, CA 2 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)
Date Registered February 17, 2009
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Cleveland National Forest
San Diego County, California
Coordinates N 32° 56.830' W 116° 36.000' (view using Google Maps)
N 32° 56' 50" W 116° 35' 60"
N 32.947160° W 116.600000°
Elevation 5,854 ft (1,784 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service

Description

A 10' non-battered enclosed timber tower with a Region 5 4A 14'x14' live in wood cab was constructed here in 1918. This was replaced in the 1930s with an L-1600 Series 30' steel K-Brace tower with a Region 5 C3 14'x14' live in wood cab. Cuyamaca Peak was incorporated into Cuyamaca Rancho State Park in 1933. The Cleveland National Forest continued to operate the lookout well into the 1970s. The lookout was either burned in a wildfire or demolished by the mid-1980s.

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Garage (1960s)

Garage (1960s)

Guard (circa 1920)

Guard (circa 1920)