South Mountain Lookout
US 885, CA 95

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 885, CA 95 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered June 19, 2010
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Santa Paula
Ventura County, California
Coordinates N 34° 19.867' W 119° 01.330' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 19' 52" W 119° 01' 20"
N 34.331120° W 119.022170°
Elevation 2,334 ft (711 m)
Built 1933
Administered by Ventura County Fire Department


South Mountain Lookout near Santa Paula is the only fire tower built by the Ventura County Fire Department. Constructed in 1933, it is a 14'x14' cab on a 10' unusual brick base. No longer used for detection, it is maintained to house radio equipment.

Ventura County used the lookout for fire detection through at least 1962.


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1949 - courtesy of the Los Angeles Times