Williams Peak Lookout
US 1327, CA 150
Williams Peak Lookout - 2010

Williams Peak Lookout - 2010 - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1327, CA 150 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered October 22, 2019
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Mariposa County, California
Coordinates N 37° 36.001' W 120° 10.248' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 36' 00" W 120° 10' 15"
N 37.600011° W 120.170798°
Elevation 3,205 ft (977 m)
Built 1935
Removed 2017-18
Administered by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection - Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (Cal Fire MMU)


Williams Peak is based closely on the L-101 design. Nonbattered, enclosed timber towers (NETTs) weren't as frequently erected by the cccs as the BETT designs. Attrition of this tower type has also been high. When Hayden Hill is removed, this will be the last L-1 in the CDF&FP detection system. The catwalk revision is shown in CDF Plan Number 155. The tower sits upon a rocky peak, a short distance above the parking area.

The Lookout was removed sometime between 2017 and 2018.


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Photo courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Photo courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Photo courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Photo courtesy of Ron Kemnow Collection