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Mendenhall Peak Camp Site
US Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District History (1993)

Location: Mendenhall Peak Camp Site consists of 2 parcels of land for a total of 320 acres, located at northeast 1/4 of Section 14 and southeast 1/4 of Section 10, Township 3 north Range 14 west, San Bernardino Meridian. The site is located in the Los Angeles National Forest, San Gabriel Mountains, above Little Tujunga Canyon, San Fernando, California at an elevation of 4600 feet above sea level. The site is approximately 9 miles northeast of Hansen Dam near the Interstate Highway 210 and State Highway 118 intersection.

Site History: The U. S. Army acquired 320 acres through a Use Permit dated 17 May 1942 leased for mountain maneuvers and fire lookout. On 19 July 1944, the U.S. Army transferred the 320 acres back to the U.S. Forest Service. There is no evidence or record indicating that the U.S. Army constructed any improvements on the site. All improvements were built by the U.S. Forest Service. The correspondence from the U.S. Forest Service to the War Department dated July 19, 1944 releases the Army from restoration activities at the site. It stated that site conditions at time of transfer were satisfactory and that salvageable materials left behind would become the property of the Forest Service.
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