Fence Meadow Lookout
US 302, CA 30
Fence Meadow Lookout - 2011

Fence Meadow Lookout - 2011 - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 302, CA 30 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered April 21, 1999
Nominated by Mark Swift
Location Sierra National Forest
Fresno County, California
Coordinates N 36° 57.682' W 119° 10.518' (view using Google Maps)
N 36° 57' 41" W 119° 10' 31"
N 36.961370° W 119.175293°
Elevation 5,231 ft (1,594 m)
Built 1934
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Kings River Ranger District


Sitting on a high point above the Kings River Canyon on the south end of Sierra National Forest, Fence Meadow is one of two lookouts remaining on the Kings River Ranger District and remains in active service. Constructed in 1934, the 14' x 14' L-4 cab with catwalk is mounted atop a 20' H-braced steel tower. One of only 20 L-4 cabs remaining in California, it has the newer style solid pane windows.


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