Berryessa Peak Lookout Site
US 1736, CA 21
Berryessa Peak Lookout  - 1948 Dedication

Berryessa Peak Lookout - 1948 Dedication

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1736, CA 21 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)
Date Registered December 8, 2018
Nominated by Bob Coombs
Location Mendocino National Forest
Napa County, California
Coordinates N 38° 39.833' W 122° 11.429' (view using Google Maps)
N 38° 39' 50" W 122° 11' 26"
N 38.663889° W 122.190488°
Elevation 3,057 ft (932 m)
Built 1948
Removed 2004
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument


Located high about Lake Berryessa, this lookout was destroyed by the Rumsey Fire in 2004.

Berryessa Peak Lookout was a CDF 809R design on a 30 foot K-Brace enclosed steel tower in the original style. The structure was one of only four, along with Sid Ormsbee in Monterey County, Mount Woodson and Boucher Hill in San Diego County. Only Sid Ormsbee and Boucher Hill survive.


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Rumsey Fire - October 2004

Rumsey Fire - October 2004

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