|Registry Numbers||US 673, CA 78 (view other lookouts in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||July 27, 2006|
|Nominated by||Jeff Palmquist, lookout leader|
San Bernardino National Forest
San Bernardino County, California
N 34° 06.167' W 117° 02.450' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 06' 10" W 117° 02' 27"
N 34.102780° W 117.040830°
|Elevation||4,593 ft (1,400 m)|
|Administered by||U.S. Forest Service|
|Cooperators||Southern California Mountains Foundation - Fire Lookout Host Program|
The lookout on Morton Peak is located in the foothills looking up into the fire-prone San Bernardino Mountains. Built in 1934, the original cabin was destroyed in a 1959 wildfire, the tower was rebuilt in 1960 with a 14’x14’ CL-100 metal cab with flat corrugated roof and metal catwalk.
A gradual increase in smog lessened the visibility from the lookout and it was abandoned in the 1970s. In 2001 it was restored by volunteers from the San Bernardino National Forest Association and returned to active service by volunteer observers. Although staffed daily during fire season, it is also available for rental in the evenings and nights.
Morton Peak Lookout Guards Mill Creek - May 10, 1961
700 Battle Fire at Morton Peak
New Lookout House For Morton Peak - April 13, 1960