Bonanza King Lookout
US 1056, CA 101
Bonanza King Lookout - 2009

Bonanza King Lookout - 2009 - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1056, CA 101 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered January 3, 2015
Nominated by Mark Basque
Location Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Trinity County, California
Coordinates N 41° 04.806' W 122° 37.468' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 04' 48" W 122° 37' 28"
N 41.080095° W 122.624459°
Elevation 6,956 ft (2,120 m)
Built 1934
Administered by US Forest Service - Shasta-Trinity National Forest


Bonanza King is a California Region 5 Plan 4AR built in 1934. A very late use of this design. 

An Aircraft Warning Service residence cabin was added in WWII so the lookout could be staffed 24 hours a day.


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Photo courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Photo courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Photo courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Photo courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Photo courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Visit Reports

November 7, 2009: Mark Basque


Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? No Response
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Visited after the lookout closed for the season. Lookout is in good shape. Fresh paint on the deck. Support buildings need paint.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes
Other enroachments? My best guess is an agency repeater bunker and several associated antenna's.

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes
Comments? Access is pretty good. No obvious sign on Highway 3, it is tucked back off the access road out of view. 10 miles in from Highway 3. Good road. 2WD for the better part of the road. 4WD during the wet season. Last half mile is 4WD.


Staffed? Yes
Closed for the season when I stopped by.

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response