|Registry Numbers||US 286, CA 20 (view other lookouts in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||October 10, 1998|
|Nominated by||Mark Swift|
Los Padres National Forest
Ventura County, California
N 34° 45.236' W 119° 28.557' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 45' 14" W 119° 28' 33"
N 34.753940° W 119.475955°
|Elevation||5,783 ft (1,763 m)|
|Administered by||U.S. Forest Service|
|Cooperators||Mount Pinos Ranger District|
Built in 1934, Cuyama Peak Lookout is a modified L-4 atop a 20’ steel “H” braced tower. The Los Padres National forest site was also used by the Aircraft Warning Service in World War II. The AWS cabin is one of only four remaining in California.
Updated images show the lookout cab has collapsed on the tower platform. The AWS cabin has collapsed and is a debris pile now. Cuyama Peak Lookout will be added to the Former Fire Lookout Sites listings.
Photo courtesy of Expat Eldon Walker
AWS Cabin - 1973
AWS Cabin - 2014
Lookout Cab - 2014
Tower deck - 2014
Photo courtesy of Los Padres National Forest Archive