Happy Camp Lookout - 2006
|Registry Numbers||US 1330, CA 153 (view other lookouts in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||October 22, 2019|
|Nominated by||Brad Eells|
Modoc National Forest
Modoc County, California
N 41° 24.950' W 121° 06.553' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 24' 57" W 121° 06' 33"
N 41.415829° W 121.109211°
|Elevation||6,067 ft (1,849 m)|
|Administered by||US Forest Service - Modoc National Fores|
A primary lookout was established at this point in 1911 with Eli Dale as the first lookout man. The structure was replaced in 1950.
The lookout was destroyed by a fire caused by an electrical problem while the lookout was away for the night in 2000.
A new lookout structure was built in 2001 as a handicap accessible station, complete with an extra wide catwalk and a power chairlift from ground level to the catwalk level. This is the newest lookout in the Region 5 inventory prior to the completion of the Vetter Mountain rebuild in 2019.
Photo courtesy of Ron Kemnow
Visitors to the lookout
Photo courtesy of Fred Johnson