Allen Lookout
US 1147, CA 112

Photo courtesy of Scott McClintock

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1147, CA 112 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered November 27, 2016
Nominated by Scott McClintock
Location San Mateo County, California
Coordinates N 37° 23.063' W 122° 17.391' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 23' 04" W 122° 17' 23"
N 37.384386° W 122.289853°
Elevation 2,207 ft (673 m)
Built 1966
Administered by California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection


Allen Lookout was originally built as an air traffic control tower at Salinas Naval Air Station. It was moved to this location in 1966 by inmate labor. The tower was closed in 1981. It replaced a 1941 wooden lookout, remnants of which remain as a utility building on the site.

The tower features an open steel X-braced tower. It is 22' 7" by 22' 7" at its base an 51" 6" high. The 225-square foot metal frame cab has a pyramidal hip roof. The tower is now surrounded by heavy foliage on all sides.



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View from Catwalk

View from Catwalk - courtesy of Scott McClintock