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Butler Peak Fire Lookout

Updated: Jul 3, 2020

Perched atop a rock outcropping at 8,535 feet, Butler Peak Fire Lookout is a landmark with a purpose. The Civilian Conservation Corps built the tower in 1936 as part of a Depression-era work relief program that put hundreds of thousands of young men to work. Butler Peak is still operating today, staffed by volunteers that help to protect our forest and educate visitors. Located just outside of Fawnskin, it's a bit out of the way but well worth the drive for the panoramic views. On a clear day it's said that you can see Catalina Island.

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