Paradise Craggy Lookout
US 1356, CA 179
Paradise Craggy Lookout - 2009

Paradise Craggy Lookout - 2009 - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1356, CA 179 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered October 27, 2019
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Siskiyou National Forest
Siskiyou County, California
Coordinates N 41° 48.886' W 122° 32.802' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 48' 53" W 122° 32' 48"
N 41.814763° W 122.546694°
Elevation 4,890 ft (1,490 m)
Administered by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection - Siskiyou Unit (Cal Fire SKU)


Original (1935) CCC era lookout, built for the USFS, was taken over by CDF in 1948. The ECW structure was replaced in 1969 by a CDF designed cab, Plan Number 284. The 284 cab was Plesha's early version of the standard 732-GA lookout type. This was the second 732 style to be built. Unfortunately that cab was destroyed by lightning in 1989. The existing cab is based on the 732-GA plan. This is the only "ground cab" in the CDF&FP detection system.


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2011 - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Photo courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Photo courtesy of Ron Kemnow


2006 - courtesy of

California Plan BC-301 Cabin

California Plan BC-301 Cabin - courtesy of Nancy Hood Collection