South Mount Hawkins Lookout
|Registry Numbers||US 1770, CA 23 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||October 28, 2019|
|Nominated by||Brad Eells|
Angeles National Forest
Los Angeles County, California
N 34° 18.672' W 117° 48.621' (view using Google Maps)
N 34° 18' 40" W 117° 48' 37"
N 34.311198° W 117.810346°
|Elevation||7,791 ft (2,375 m)|
|National Historic Lookout Register||US 295, CA 28|
|Administered by||US Forest Service - Angeles National Forest|
|Cooperators||Angeles National Forest Fire Lookout Association|
Constructed in 1938, South Mount Hawkins Lookout is a C3 14’ x 14’ wooden cab with shutter outriggers, on top of a 30’ treated timber tower. The lookout was refurbished and reopened by volunteers with the Angeles National Forest Fire Lookout Association in September 1999.
Tragically, this tower was destroyed by fire during the “Curve Fire” on September 1st, 2002.
An effort was underway to rebuild the South Mt. Hawkins tower. However, due to the poor (and worsening) condition of the road to the lookout the direction of the project has changed.
Photo courtesy of Dan Simpson
South Mount Hawkins Lookout on opening day in Sept 1999 with ANFFLA Volunteers