Nordhoff Peak Lookout Site
US 1857, CA 52
Nordhoff Peak Lookout - 1944

Nordhoff Peak Lookout - 1944 - courtesy of Fred Johnson

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1857, CA 52 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)
Date Registered December 19, 2019
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Los Padres National Forest
Ventura County, California
Coordinates N 34° 29.891' W 119° 14.527' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 29' 53" W 119° 14' 32"
N 34.498180° W 119.242120°
Elevation 4,481 ft (1,366 m)
Built Circa 1950
Removed 1970's - wildfire
Administered by US Forest Service - Los Padres National Forest


The lookout structure, a California Region 5 Plan BC-302 on a 10 foot enclosed timber tower was destroyed by wildfire in 1948. An existing tower and cabin were relocated by helicopter from Rincon Mountain, circa 1950.

This structure was lost to a wildfire in the 1970's and was not replaced.


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1959 - courtesy of Los Padres National Forest Archive

Fire destroyed the lookout in the 1970's

Fire destroyed the lookout in the 1970's - courtesy of Bob Muschitz

Using the Fire-Finder

Using the Fire-Finder