Keller Peak Lookout
US 28, CA 1
Keller Peak Lookout - July 2009

Keller Peak Lookout - July 2009 - courtesy of Brad Eells

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 28, CA 1 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered November 15, 1991
Nominated by Sandy G. Hogan, District Ranger, Arrowhead Ranger District
Location San Bernadino National Forest
San Bernardino County, California
Coordinates N 34° 11.756' W 117° 02.963' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 11' 45" W 117° 02' 58"
N 34.195940° W 117.049383°
Elevation 7,845 ft (2,391 m)
Built 1926
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Southern California Mountains Foundation - Fire Lookout Hosts

Description

California has the largest number of active lookouts remaining in the West, but even these are now being phased out in favor of other methods of fire detection. Keller Peak Lookout, on the San Bernardino National Forest, is the first lookout to be registered in the state.

Constructed in 1926, it is the third structure on the site and is the oldest lookout remaining on the National Forest. The lookout is staffed by the Southern California Mountains Foundation Fire Lookout Hosts and is open to the public.

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Photos

Photo courtesy of Brad Eells

Photo courtesy of Brad Eells

Fire-Finder and Cabin Interior

Fire-Finder and Cabin Interior - courtesy of Brad Eells

Photo courtesy of Brad Eells