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Radar Station B-71, Klamath

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The B-71 radar station also known as Klamath River Radar Station, Crescent City Radar Station, Trinidad Radar Station was an 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. This is one of 65 that were built all along the western coast of America during World War II. It is located on Coastal Dr. just south of the mouth of Klamath River.
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  • Can drive by and have a look. Interesting history: used disguised farm house as radar station to detect possible Japanese invasion WW2. 
    Can drive by and have a look. Interesting history: used disguised farm house as radar station to detect possible Japanese invasion WW2.  more »
  • Disappointing If you read the signs at the trailhead and on the way, although few, you really have the history of the place. There is nothing at the end of the trail but abandoned buildings that... 
    Disappointing If you read the signs at the trailhead and on the way, although few, you really have the history of the place. There is nothing at the end of the trail but abandoned buildings that...  more »
  • This is on Coastal Drive, a one-way road that becomes gravel for a short time. The road is known to have scenic ocean views, but when we drove along it, the High Bluffs Overlook was closed due to the....  more
    This is on Coastal Drive, a one-way road that becomes gravel for a short time. The road is known to have scenic ocean views, but when we drove along it, the High Bluffs Overlook was closed due to the....  more »
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  • My kids were very excited to see this WWII radar station. They found the history interesting (radar station disguised as farm buildings) and enjoyed walking around the buildings. You need to park in the small pulloff and walk down the small hill to the buildings. Google maps will take you right to the spot. It won't take more than 10 to 15 minutes if you take your time. I'm glad that we went.
  • Interesting WW2 radar site. Short walk to buildings in remarkably good condition. Beautiful views along this coastal drive.
  • I love do-it-yourself history roadside attractions. Great information provided, signs were very informative and kept up. Trail down to the attraction was maintained. Felt safe, learned a lot, got some steps in. Trail was not overly challenging or long but did go downhill on the way to the attraction and uphill on the way out.
  • Honestly one of the most beautiful places I've been to its haunting in it's quietness
  • Beautiful drive with amazing views of the ocean

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