Sunset Hill Lookout
US 579, CA 59

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 579, CA 59 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered June 1, 2004
Nominated by Mark V. Thornton
Location Butte County, California
Coordinates N 39° 31.425' W 121° 18.001' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 31' 25" W 121° 18' 00"
N 39.523750° W 121.300020°
Elevation 3,298 ft (1,005 m)
Built 1972
Administered by California Dept. of Forestry
Cooperators California Dept. of Forestry


USFS Plan No. L-801 cab built in 1930s by CCC, which was replaced with a CDF cab design in 1972. 18'x18' concrete slab base, 30' battered open steel tower has a concrete pier foundation and supports a 196 square foot wood frame cab. A steel stairway extends up inside the tower to a landing located below the cab and the ascends up the forth face of the tower to the catwalk. The cab's nearly flat gable roof is covered with corrugated metal. Eaves feature a plain fascia.


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