Delilah Lookout -- Currently CLOSED for the 2016 season.

ELEVATION: 5176 FEET

SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST

CALIFORNIA, USA

 

Vistors Welcome: 10:00 - 5:00 daily when lookout is staffed duing fire season. LOOKOUT MAY BE CLOSED AT ANY TIME DUE TO WEATHER OR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.

 

LAT/LONG 36˚ 48’ 15” X 119˚ 07’ 03”

TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 26 EAST

SECTION 11

 

Delilah Web Cams:

 

Delilah 1 N - Rough Fire

Delilah 2 E - Rough Fire

Delilah 3 SE - Converse Basin

Delilah 4 SE - Park Ridge

 



Delilah Lookout, elevation 5,176, is approximately 45 miles east of Fresno California in the Southern Sierras. Delilah was established in 1916 as a site for fire detection. It has seen several incarnations including a 50 foot metal tower with live-in cab constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937. In 1960 this structure was replaced with a 70 foot tall metal tower from Lemoore NAS. The lookout was staffed yearly, funded by both California State and the Forest Service until 1992. Since then it has been staffed during extreme fire danger and as the Forest Service budget allowed. The Buck Rock Foundation Volunteer Lookout Program expects to staff Delilah with volunteers for as many days possible beginning fire season 2005. If it is staffed, the lookout will be open to the public from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm.

 

Directions: Take Highway 180 east from Fresno. Drive through Squaw Valley and Dunlap, where you will pass the Hume Lake District Office. From there it is 8.8 miles to the turn off, Millwood Road (the sign will mention McKenzie Helispot). Drive northwest approximately 2 miles on FS 12S01 to FS12S19, which veers left and stays on top of the ridge through Sequoia Highlands Camp, then turn onto the Delilah Road FS 13S75, which splits to the left, 2 miles to the lookout.