Argentine Rock Lookout
US 601, CA 72

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 601, CA 72 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered September 21, 2004
Nominated by Kathy Allison
Location Plumas National Forest
Plumas County, California
Coordinates N 39° 57.143' W 120° 45.740' (view using Google Maps)
N 39° 57' 09" W 120° 45' 44"
N 39.952380° W 120.762330°
Elevation 7,151 ft (2,180 m)
Built 1934
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Mt. Hough Ranger District


Scenically perched on a rocky peak on the Mt. Hough Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest, Argentine Rock Lookout was in active service until 1980. Construction on the 11' enclosed tower with C-3 cab and catwalk was begun in 1934 and first staffed in 1936.


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Visit Reports

October 21, 2005: Bruce Livingston


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? No Response
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? No Response
Glass intact? No Response
Good condition? No Response
Comments: Needs TLC. Framing OK, Roof failing, Stairs missing, Cab floor poor.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No
Comments: Nice View

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No
Comments? Good gravel road - 7 miles from pavement, 6 miles East of Quincy.Last 1/2 mile a bit rough but 2wd OK. Medium clearance.


Staffed? No
Met with Forest Archiologist, Dan Elliott at L.O. Discussed feasibility of restoration. If we can convince the agency, this is a doable project.

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response