Fredonyer Peak Lookout
US 1320, CA 143
Fredonyer Peak Lookout 1999

Fredonyer Peak Lookout 1999 - courtesy of Fred Johnson

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1320, CA 143 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered October 20, 2019
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Lassen County, California
Coordinates N 40° 41.262' W 120° 35.911' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 41' 16" W 120° 35' 55"
N 40.687694° W 120.598511°
Elevation 7,945 ft (2,422 m)
Built 1973
Administered by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection - Lassen-Modoc Unit (Cal Fire LMU)
Cooperators US Department of the Interior - Bureau of Land Management


Five lookout towers have been erected using 12" diameter steel pipe for corner posts with angle iron, H-bracing and diagonal cable, X-bracing for added strength. The Fredonyer Lookout was the first to incorporate this design. As with the 732-6A style cab, this station was designed by CDF Engineer, Mike Plesha. There was a two year "test period" before additional Fredonyer style towers were authorized. (MVT 10/91)

The tower was staffed by Bureau of Land Management observers as of 2015.


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Photo courtesy of Fred Johnson

Memorial Plaque 1999

Memorial Plaque 1999 - courtesy of Fred Johnson


2009 - courtesy of Dennis Poulin

Photo courtesy of Dennis Poulin

Photo courtesy of mtbaxter