Breckenridge Lookout
US 378, CA 39
Breckenridge Lookout - 2011

Breckenridge Lookout - 2011 - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 378, CA 39 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered June 10, 2001
Location Sequoia National Forest
Kern County, California
Coordinates N 35° 27.060' W 118° 34.962' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 27' 04" W 118° 34' 58"
N 35.451000° W 118.582700°
Elevation 7,386 ft (2,251 m)
Built 1942
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Greenhorn Ranger District


The original tower at Breckenridge Lookout on the Sequoia National Forest was built in 1912 as a tree stand with a small, partially-enclosed cab. It was replaced in 1938 with a wooden tower with an L-4 cab. The present L-4 with catwalk on a 40' steel tower was constructed in 1942. Used as an aircraft warning site in World War II, the lookout is in active service.


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