High Point Lookout
US 735, CA 80

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 735, CA 80 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered June 2, 2008
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Cleveland National Forest
San Diego County, California
Coordinates 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)
Built 1964
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Palomar Ranger District

Description

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.

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1935

1935

1970s

1970s

Residential Cabin

Residential Cabin

2013 Volunteer Lookout Staff

2013 Volunteer Lookout Staff

High Point Lookout in 2014

High Point Lookout in 2014