Offield Mountain Lookout Site
US 2037, CA 143
Offield Mountain Lookout  - 1981

Offield Mountain Lookout - 1981 - courtesy of Siskiyou County Historical Society Collection

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 2037, CA 143 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)
Date Registered April 22, 2020
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Klamath National Forest
Siskiyou County, California
Coordinates N 41° 25.423' W 123° 28.321' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 25' 25" W 123° 28' 19"
N 41.423714° W 123.472011°
Elevation 4,073 ft (1,241 m)
Built 1933
Removed Prior to 1986
Administered by US Forest Service - Klamath National Forest


The original Offield Mountain Lookout may have been constructed as early as 1919 when Frank Offield is noted as the first operator. The structure was a California Region 5 Plan 4A on an 8 foot open timber tower. A telephone line was added in 1923.

A new structure was completed about 100 yards away from the old site in 1933, a USFS R1 Plan cabin on an 18 foot enclosed timber tower. The lookout stood in 1981 but was gone by 1986 when the Thornton Survey was conducted.


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Photo courtesy of Nancy Hood Collection

Original cabin - California Region 4A - Circa 1920's

Original cabin - California Region 4A - Circa 1920's - courtesy of Nancy Hood Collection