|Registry Numbers||US 735, CA 80 (view other lookouts in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||June 2, 2008|
|Nominated by||Brad Eells|
Cleveland National Forest
San Diego County, California
N 33° 21.801' W 116° 50.135' (view using Google Maps)
N 33° 21' 48" W 116° 50' 08"
N 33.363350° W 116.835580°
|Elevation||6,142 ft (1,872 m)|
|Administered by||U.S. Forest Service|
|Cooperators||Palomar Ranger District|
Built in 1964 at Palomar Mountain on the Cleveland National Forest, High Point Lookout is a 67’ L-1600 K-brace tower with a 14’x14’ CL-30 metal flat roof cab. The new structure replaced a 7x7 Aermotor cab on a 45’ H-brace tower and C2 ground cabin constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935. High Point is the tallest remaining Forest Service lookout in California. The lookout was originally named “Palomar Mountain”, the name was changed to “High Point” sometime in the early 1960’s. It is being restored and staffed every day during fire season by the San Diego – Riverside Chapter of the FFLA in partnership with the USFS.
2013 Volunteer Lookout Staff
High Point Lookout in 2014