Bald Mountain Lookout (Inyo NF)
US 279, CA 13
Bald Mountain Lookout - 2010

Bald Mountain Lookout - 2010 - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 279, CA 13 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered June 4, 1998
Nominated by Mark Swift
Location Inyo National Forest
Mono County, California
Coordinates N 37° 47.043' W 118° 54.055' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 47' 03" W 118° 54' 03"
N 37.784050° W 118.900920°
Elevation 9,074 ft (2,766 m)
Built 1963
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Mono Lakes Ranger District


One of only two lookouts remaining in the southern eastern Sierra, the original Bald Mountain Lookout structure was built in 1943 by the Civilian Public Service, an agency following the CCC staffed by conscientious objectors of World War II. The current 16’ x 40’ concrete block lookout with 10’ x 10’ steel cab was built by the lnyo National Forest in 1963. Besides lookout quarters, the base includes two garages and a storage room.


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