Santa Margarita (Margarita Peak) Tower Site
US 517, CA 3

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 517, CA 3 (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 33° 26.665' W 117° 23.000' (view using Google Maps)
N 33° 26' 40" W 117° 22' 60"
N 33.444420° W 117.383330°
Elevation 2,502 ft (763 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service

Description

An L-1600 Series 30' steel K-Brace tower with a Region 5 C3 14'x14' live in wood cab was built here in 1935. In 1965, his was replaced with a Forest Service Standard CL-104 series lookout: an L-1600 series 30' steel K-Brace tower with CL-30 13'x13' live in steel cab. The lookout was known as both Santa Margarita and Margarita Peak Lookout. The CCC built the original structure. The 1965 lookout was burned over in a 1986 wildfire and destroyed by collision with a Marine Corps helicopter in 1988.

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Photos

Crash (1988)

Crash (1988)

Photo by Brad Eells

Photo by Brad Eells

Photo by Brad Eells

Photo by Brad Eells

Photo by Brad Eells

Photo by Brad Eells

Photo by Brad Eells

Photo by Brad Eells

Photo by Brad Eells

Photo by Brad Eells