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Radar Station B-71

Coastal Drive, Klamath, California USA

Free
Free to Visit
Open Now
Wed 12a-11:59p
  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • No Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating
  • No Wifi

“abandoned WWII radar station”

The B-71 radar station also known as Klamath River Radar Station, Crescent City Radar Station, Trinidad Radar Station was a Army Air Force early warning station in World War II. It is a rare survivor of a World War II early-warning radar station. It was constructed as a disguise to look like a farmhouse. To guard against potential invasions, the U.S. Army built "farm" buildings, the cinderblock structures, complete with shingled roofs, and fake windows and dormers, housed an early warning radar station. From the air, the sea, and even the road, these buildings appeared to be part of a working farm. In fact, they housed a diesel generator, electronic equipment, and two 50-caliber anti-aircraft guns. One of 65 that was built all along the western coast of America during World War II. It is currently located on Coastal Dr. just south of the mouth of Klamath River.

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Reviewed by
Anna Hider

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August 25, 2014
Rated 4.0

It's a 2-3 mile hike with some hills from the destroyed bridge if your car can't make the drive on gravel roads. Otherwise it's a short hike from the parking lot nearby. Totally worth the visit- it's not too often you get to see something like this!

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Radar Station B-71

Coastal Drive
Klamath, California
USA

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Open 24 hours today
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • No Wifi
  • Private Parking
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