Vetter Mountain Lookout
US 294, CA 27
Rebuilt Lookout Structure - July 2020

Rebuilt Lookout Structure - July 2020 - courtesy of Southern California Edison

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 294, CA 27 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered October 1, 1998
Nominated by ANFFLA
Location Angeles National Forest
Los Angeles County, California
Coordinates N 34° 17.821' W 118° 01.708' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 17' 49" W 118° 01' 43"
N 34.297010° W 118.028474°
Elevation 5,900 ft (1,798 m)
Built 1935
Administered by U.S. Forest Service - Angeles National Forest
Cooperators Angeles National Forest Fire Lookout Association, Los Angeles River Ranger District

Description

One of only two lookouts remaining on the Angeles National Forest out of a network that once numbered 19, Vetter Mountain Lookout is a very popular visitor site, day and night. The 14’ x 14’ C3 ground house is equipped with steel shutters as protection against vandals.

Vetter Lookout was lost in the Station Fire, September 1, 2009. The Forest Service and ANFFLA are proceeding with plans to rebuild it

Vetter Mountain Lookout, through a partnership with Southern California Edison, began reconstruction on September 18, 2019 - 10 years after the loss of the original structure.

Map

Change Basemap

Photos

Re-construction Commences - September 2019

Re-construction Commences - September 2019 - courtesy of ANFFLA

Photo courtesy of ANFFLA

Photo courtesy of ANFFLA

Temporary Lookout Structure 2010-2019

Temporary Lookout Structure 2010-2019 - courtesy of ANFFLA

Photo courtesy of ANFFLA

Vetter Osborne Fire-Finder

Vetter Osborne Fire-Finder

Pre-2009

Pre-2009

November 2019

November 2019 - courtesy of Gary Edstrom

Panorama from lookout site

Panorama from lookout site - courtesy of Gary Edstrom

Rebuild in progress  -  November 2019

Rebuild in progress - November 2019 - courtesy of Gary Edstrom

Rebuilt Lookout Structure - July 2020

Rebuilt Lookout Structure - July 2020 - courtesy of Southern California Edison