The Panopticon

The Panopticon in GTA San Andreas, as viewed to the south.

The Panopticon is a logging camp in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, located in north-west Red County, San Andreas. The area is relatively open, set in a forest on a hill; many cabins and fallen trees line the area. From bloodstains seen in the cabins, it can be observed that safety standards at the camp were lax. San Fierro can be seen from parts of the camp.

Events of GTA San Andreas

The mission Wu Zi Mu (a street race) has its endpoint at the Panopticon. The mission Farewell, My Love..., essentially the previous race in reverse, has its start here. Mike Toreno's mission Vertical Bird begins at the base of the hill on which the Panopticon is situated.


Some time after the game's release, people reported to have seen the legendary 'Leatherface' who is a killer with a chainsaw from the film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The myth has generated large amounts of hype and hunts to find the killer. Given the nature of the camp, mainly because of the old sawmill and bloodstains in its cabins, as well as a Chainsaw pickup in the area, it has been attributed as one of the locations where Leatherface may appear. Indeed, at night time and in a storm, the area can seem rather scary, hence giving rise to rumors as any mysterious place would.