|Registry Numbers||US 882, CA 92 (view other lookouts in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||June 19, 2010|
|Nominated by||Brad Eells|
Los Padres National Forest
Santa Barbara County, California
N 34° 29.674' W 119° 42.757' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 29' 40" W 119° 42' 45"
N 34.494560° W 119.712610°
|Elevation||3,975 ft (1,212 m)|
|Administered by||U.S. Forest Service|
|Cooperators||Santa Barbara Ranger District|
Built in 1946 for the Los Padres National Forest, La Cumbre Peak Lookout was an innovative experimental design with sloped glass and relatively high walls. Because of the relatively high cost at the time ($6,500), it was the only model constructed.
The new structure replaced a California Region 5 Plan 4AR cabin on a 10 foot open timber tower.
Original cabin - California Region 4A - Circa 1920's
Photo courtesy of USFS - Craig R. Carey Collection
New lookout under construction with old building visible