Baltic Peak Lookout
US 514, CA 52

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 514, CA 52 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered May 29, 2003
Nominated by Mark Swift
Location Eldorado National Forest
El Dorado County, California
Coordinates N 38° 41.662' W 120° 30.929' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 41' 40" W 120° 30' 56"
N 38.694370° W 120.515480°
Elevation 5,046 ft (1,538 m)
Built 1931
Former Fire Lookout Sites Register 1868
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Placerville Ranger District


Constructed in 1931, Baltic Peak Lookout is a 80’ Pacific Coast Steel tower with 7’x7’ metal cab. Similar to a LS-40 Aermotor tower, it is made of a lighter steel and is a significant example of a pre-CCC fire tower design. The Baltic Peak Lookout has been disassembled at its original location and moved in sections (4) to Gold Bug Park in Placerville, CA.

As of 2017, the city has not reassembled the lookout and was considering selling it to any interested party.


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