Duncan Peak Lookout (Little Bald Mountain)
US 590, CA 61

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 590, CA 61 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered September 21, 2004
Nominated by Kathy Allison
Location Tahoe National Forest
Placer County, California
Coordinates N 39° 09.270' W 120° 30.730' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 09' 16" W 120° 30' 44"
N 39.154500° W 120.512170°
Elevation 7,182 ft (2,189 m)
Built 1943
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Foresthill Ranger District


Located on Little Bald Mountain on the Tahoe National Forest, Duncan Peak Lookout is the third detection station on this site. The first was a 10’ tower built between 1910 and 1915. In 1917 a ground house was built just north of the current structure and dismantled in 1941. The present 14’x14’ BC-3 groundhouse with catwalk was constructed in 1943.


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Photo courtesy of Myron Grover