Cuyama Peak Lookout
US 286, CA 20

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 286, CA 20 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered October 10, 1998
Nominated by Mark Swift
Location Los Padres National Forest
Ventura County, California
Coordinates 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)
Built 1934
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.


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