Plaskett Ridge Lookout - AWS Site
US 1871, CA 66

Photo courtesy of "Lookouts of the Los Padres Forest" By Irma Oksen Reaves - 1988

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1871, CA 66 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)
Date Registered December 22, 2019
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Los Padres National Forest
Monterey County, California
Coordinates N 35° 56.945' W 121° 25.274' (view using Google Maps)
N 35° 56' 57" W 121° 25' 16"
N 35.949085° W 121.421237°
Elevation 3,365 ft (1,026 m)
Administered by US Forest Service - Los Padres National Forest
Cooperators United States Army Ground Observer Corps


A standard AWS post structure with a ground cabin and cupola were constructed circa 1943.

The US Forest Service built, provisioned and staffed the post. The US Army reimbursed the US Forest Service for all costs. Operators were expected to report all aircraft activities and report all fires and smokes to USFS dispatch. Aircraft information was then relayed to the Army.

The date of removal and the exact location of the post is unknown.


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