Delilah Lookout
US 379, CA 40
Delilah Lookout - 2011

Delilah Lookout - 2011 - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 379, CA 40 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered June 10, 2001
Location Sequoia National Forest
Fresno County, California
Coordinates N 36° 48.242' W 119° 07.125' (view using Google Maps)
N 36° 48' 15" W 119° 07' 08"
N 36.804030° W 119.118750°
Elevation 5,063 ft (1,543 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Hume Lake Ranger District


While operational only during high fire danger in recent years, Delilah Lookout on the Sequoia National Forest has been a detection site since 1916. In 1924 a tower with a ground residence went into service until 1959. The present 40' metal tower with live-in cab was moved to the site in 1967 from Lenore Naval Air Base.


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Delilah Lookout 1927

Delilah Lookout 1927 - courtesy of the Mark Swift Collection

Visit Reports

August 13, 2017: Dave Divelbiss


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? Unsure
Condition of wood OK? Unsure
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Great views. A weekend lookout was present, otherwise it is locked up. I didn't check the wood or shutters carefully, but it seemed OK.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? Unsure
Directions to tower signed? Unsure


Staffed? Sometimes
There was someone present, and he sounded like a volunteer

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? Unsure
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No