Lexington Hill Lookout Site
US 1988, CA 116
Lexington Hill Lookout

Lexington Hill Lookout - courtesy of Mark Swift Collection

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1988, CA 116 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)
Date Registered April 10, 2020
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Plumas National Forest
Plumas County, California
Coordinates N 39° 40.717' W 121° 00.591' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 40' 43" W 121° 00' 35"
N 39.678612° W 121.009847°
Elevation 5,777 ft (1,761 m)
Built 1933/1961
Removed 1983
Administered by US Forest Service - Plumas National Forest


The original structure was built in 1933, a California Region 5 Plan BC-301 on a 10 enclosed timber tower. The tower was replaced in 1961 with a CL-100 on a 20 foot K-Brace open steel tower.

The second lookout and tower were dismantled and installed on Pike County Peak in 1983, where it still serves as a fire detection site today.


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September 1933

September 1933 - courtesy of The Plumas Independent