Gardner Fire Lookout
US 1115, CA 108
Photo courtesy of Don Keylon

Photo courtesy of Don Keylon

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1115, CA 108 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered September 21, 2015
Nominated by Don Keylon
Location Mount Tamalpais State Park
Marin County, California
Coordinates N 37° 55.745' W 122° 34.669' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 55' 45" W 122° 34' 40"
N 37.929079° W 122.577822°
Elevation 2,572 ft (784 m)
Built 1936
Administered by Marin County Fire Department


The war veterans of CCC Company 1920V built this lookout between 1935 and 1936. In addition to hauling the materials for this sturdy stone structure up the mountain by hand and by cable system, the CCC members also built a water system, ran electric, and installed phone lines. According to a history of the Marin County Fire Department, "equipped with electricity, hot and cold running water, and telephone, this lookout was acclaimed 'The Deluxe Lookout Station of California'."

Gardner Lookout continues to be actively used by the Marin County Fire Department as of 2015.


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