Mount Danaher Lookout
US 399, CA 50
May 2018 photo

May 2018 photo - courtesy of Michael Guerin

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 399, CA 50 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered January 12, 2002
Location El Dorado County, California
Coordinates N 38° 44.664' W 120° 40.014' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 44' 40" W 120° 40' 01"
N 38.744400° W 120.666900°
Elevation 3,362 ft (1,025 m)
Built 1949
Administered by California Department of Forestry
Cooperators California Department of Forestry


There are six historic buildings at California Department of Forestry's Amador-El Dorado Ranger Unit Headquarters. One of them is Mount Danaher Lookout, a 100' steel tower with metal cab. Built in 1949 on land that was donated in 1930, it is the tallest in the state system. Located on a secure facility, it is maintained for emergency use and as a historic site.


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Lookout history display

Lookout history display - courtesy of Michael Guerin

Fire finder in May 2018

Fire finder in May 2018 - courtesy of Michael Guerin

Fire finder location cards

Fire finder location cards - courtesy of Michael Guerin