Leek Spring Hill Lookout
US 1058, CA 103
Leek Spring Mountain Lookout - 2009

Leek Spring Mountain Lookout - 2009 - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1058, CA 103 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered January 3, 2015
Nominated by M. Sills
Location Eldorado National Forest
El Dorado County, California
Coordinates N 38° 37.753' W 120° 16.664' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 37' 45" W 120° 16' 40"
N 38.629217° W 120.277733°
Elevation 7,629 ft (2,325 m)
Built 1961
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


Leek Spring Hill Lookout was built in 1961, a National Plan, 1959 revision CL-100 cabin on a 30 foot K-Brace open steel tower.


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1952 - courtesy of Rex Kamstra Collection

Photo courtesy of Rex Kamstra Collection


1932 - courtesy of Mark Swift Collection


1914 - courtesy of Eldorado National Forest Collection

Visit Reports

September 4, 2004: M. Sills


Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: This LO is Manned. There is no plans to close this LO at this time. Visitors are welcome. There are 2 picinic tables at the base of the LO & a public outhouse. Water is available here. Directions : From Jackson, Ca drive EAST on california 88. Drive past Pioneer, Ca and drive past HAM's STATION. Look for the sign for the MORMON EMIGRANT TRAIL to the LEFT. Turn here. This is Forest Route 5. Follow the signs to the LO a short 3 or 4 mi. 2 Wheel Drive can make it easy.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No
Comments: I have .jpg photos of this LO. <br />How can I get them to this website ?

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? Yes
Directions to tower signed? Yes


Staffed? Yes

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response