Black Mountain Lookout (Fresno County)
US 1314, CA 137
Black Mountain Lookout - Fresno County

Black Mountain Lookout - Fresno County - courtesy of Fred Johnson

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1314, CA 137 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered October 19, 2019
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Fresno County
Fresno County, California
Coordinates N 37° 00.786' W 119° 27.136' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 00' 47" W 119° 27' 08"
N 37.013097° W 119.452260°
Elevation 3,599 ft (1,097 m)
Built 1934
Administered by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection - Fresno Kings Unit (Cal Fire FKU)
Cooperators US Forest Service - Sierra National Forest


The CCC built this lookout for the Sierra National Forest in 1934. CDF assumed sole operation of the lookout in 1952, adding the room beneath the cab soon thereafter. The stairway was recently replaced with a nearly free standing structure adjacent to the lookout tower. It radically alters the traditional appearance of this facility. This is the only L-SOl in the CDF&FP fire detection system with the original BC-301 cab. (MVT 10/91)


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Photo courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Photo courtesy of Ron Kemnow