Hot Springs Mountain Lookout
US 753, CA 84

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 753, CA 84 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered December 16, 2008
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Los Coyotes Indian Reservation
San Diego County, California
Coordinates N 33° 18.846' W 116° 34.947' (view using Google Maps)
N 33° 18' 51" W 116° 34' 57"
N 33.314100° W 116.582450°
Elevation 6,535 ft (1,992 m)
Built 1942
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Los Coyotes Band of Indians

Description

The first Hot Springs Mountain Lookout was a 7’x7’ ground house constructed by the Cleveland National Forest in 1912. It was replaced in 1928 by a 4AR 14’x14’ cab on a 23’ timber tower. The tower was upgraded again in 1942 with a Region 5 design C-3 cab and new 20’ tower. The lookout is located on San Diego County’s highest peak and the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation. The reservation has recently re-opened to public visitation.

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