Don Landon Lookout (Green's Peak)
US 1389, CA 212
Landon Lookout (Green's Peak) Lookout - 2008

Landon Lookout (Green's Peak) Lookout - 2008 - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1389, CA 212 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered November 27, 2019
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Lassen County, California
Coordinates N 40° 30.411' W 120° 42.322' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 30' 25" W 120° 42' 19"
N 40.506842° W 120.705365°
Elevation 7,145 ft (2,178 m)
Built 1974
Administered by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection - Lassen-Modoc Unit (Cal Fire LMU)


Don Landon Lookout was constructed in 1974, replaced an older structure, which had been erected in 1948. That building was dedicated to the memory of Donald A. Landon, a "State Forest Ranger and Soldier who died on a battlefield in Europe on October 6, 1944." The detection site covers territory once protected by the Shaffer Mountain Lookout Station, located east of Susanville. That lookout was closed in the early 1950s. The existing Don Landon Lookout is based on Plan Number 880-lA. The tower plan is the same as Fredonyer's. Landon's tower plans reference Plan Number 350 (Pattymocus) for cab details. The cab is essentially a 732-6A design.

An older garage stands next to this lookout. The 240 sq. ft., wood frame building has a concrete slab foundation, replacement plywood siding and asphalt composition roofing. The doors (located on the northwest end) appear to be original

The subject station is located upon Greens Peak, which is part of a southeast tending ridge situated to the south of Eagle Lake. There are large fire scars in the vicinity of this peak. Local vegetation is brush, sage, pine and fir. The site is not readily accessible to the public, being about 4 miles from paved road. (MVT 10/91)

The original structure was opened on September 4, 1949 and named in honor of Don Landon, a California State Forester who was killed in World War II. (Tim Purdy Presents)


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2002 - courtesy of Fred Johnson

Photo courtesy of Fred Johnson


1988 - courtesy of Cal Fire Museum

Photo courtesy of Cal Fire Museum

Photo courtesy of Cal Fire Museum

Lookout Kay McLaughlin and her dog Komac

Lookout Kay McLaughlin and her dog Komac - courtesy of Cal Fire Museum

Kay McLaughlin

Kay McLaughlin - courtesy of Cal Fire Museum

Photo courtesy of Cal Fire Museum