Platte Mountain Lookout
US 1309, CA 132
Platte Mountain Lookout - 2017

Platte Mountain Lookout - 2017

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1309, CA 132 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered October 16, 2019
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Butte County (Private Land Lease)
Butte County, California
Coordinates N 39° 56.113' W 121° 38.872' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 56' 07" W 121° 38' 52"
N 39.935210° W 121.647875°
Elevation 3,473 ft (1,059 m)
Built 1956 - Relocated
Administered by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire)


CDF moved the CCC built Lone Pine Lookout tower (where a lookout stood as early as 1924) and house to its present location in 1956. The tower was extended from 45 1 to 92' high. The cab was remodeled to accommodate a catwalk (CDF Plan 820). The house (Forest Service design BC-201) has had its front porch removed, some windows changed and asbestos tile siding added. There are two Aermotor Company towers in the CDF&FP system which fall into the 80' to 95' category.


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