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° 56.800' W 116° 36.403' (view using Google Maps)
N 32° 56' 48" W 116° 36' 24"
N 32.946675° W 116.606710°
Elevation 6,512 ft (1,985 m)
Built Circa 1930's
Removed 1985
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


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 1930's with an L-1600 Series 30' steel K-Brace tower with a Region 5 BC-301 design 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 through 1975. The lookout was demolished and burned in 1985.


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Garage (1960s)

Garage (1960s)

Guard (circa 1920)

Guard (circa 1920)

Circa 1970

Circa 1970 - courtesy of