Vetter Mountain Lookout, Los Angeles County, California

Located in Angeles National Forest, Elevation = 5903 ft.

Vetter Mountain is usually staffed by volunteers during the warmer months. This lookout is No. 294 on the National Historical Lookout Register. Photo taken in late August, 2002.  Vetter Mountain was named by Forest Service surveyor Don McLain for Victor P. Vetter a dedicated Forest Ranger and fire dispatcher. Vetter won the USFS Bissell Medal for outstanding work in forest conservation. The wood cab was built by the forest service about 1930. This lookout is on the National Historic Lookout Register #294.

Late News: This lookout was destroyed on September 1, 2009 by the Station Fire in the San Gabriel Mountains. This was one of the largest fires in Los Angeles County which destroyed 160,577 acres.

The benchmark, Mt. Wilson J1, is 200 feet southeast of the lookout at an elevation of 5880 feet. Placed in 1978. Datasheet: EW9566