Iaqua Buttes Lookout
US 1317, CA 140

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1317, CA 140 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered October 19, 2019
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Humboldt County, California
Coordinates N 40° 40.143' W 123° 52.963' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 40' 09" W 123° 52' 58"
N 40.669042° W 123.882721°
Elevation 3,729 ft (1,137 m)
Built 1936/1976
Administered by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection - Humboldt-Del Norte Unit (Cal Fire HUU)


This is a single story variation of the CCC era (Forest Service design) L-701 tower. The original BC-301 cab was replaced with a 732-6A (Mike Plesha design) cab. The remodel plan number is 961-lA. The Plesha design is more harmonious than the CL-30 design (see Rocky Butte) upon an L-7 tower but it's still not in keeping with the original BC-3 style.

Iaqua Buttes was slated for removal as late as 2012 but still stands as of a May 2019 Trip Report.


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