Mt Konocti Lookout

Mt Konocti Lookout Tower is similar in design to Aeromotor Company (observation-only) tower. Konocti structure was originally located at an Army Receiving Station. CDF relocated the tower in 1977 and adapted a standard 732-6A cab in place of the electronics equipment platform.  The adjacent concrete block generator house/bathroom/storage facility was built at the same time as the tower was re-erected.


Mount Konocti Tower is a majestic landmark in Lake County, CA that can be seen from almost any point along the Clear Lake shoreline. Mount Konocti is a dormant volcano that sits at an elevation of 4,299 feet. Geologist estimate that the first and mayor eruptions occurred approximately 600,000 years ago, and evidence suggests the most recent volcano activity took place within the last thousand years. However geologist have concluded that much but not all of the volcano has become extinct. The remaining portions of Konocti from which activity could occur are dormant. Konocti is next to a beautiful lake called Clear Lake which is one of the largest most prolific freshwater lakes in the country, Clear Lake is a natural phenomenon born some 2.5 million years ago. Clear Lake is probably the oldest lake in North America since most lakes this old would be natural grasslands instead. Clear Lake Volcanic Field is located about 90 miles north of San Francisco, California. The Geysers steam field, which sits at the southwest margin of the volcanic region, is host to one of the world’s most productive geothermal power plants, producing enough electricity for 850,000 homes.