Harvey Mountain Lookout
US 517, CA 55

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 517, CA 55 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered May 29, 2003
Nominated by Mark Swift
Location Lassen National Forest
Plumas County, California
Coordinates N 40° 44.460' W 121° 02.165' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 44' 28" W 121° 02' 10"
N 40.741000° W 121.036080°
Elevation 7,317 ft (2,230 m)
Built 1919
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Eagle Lake Ranger District


Harvey Mountain Lookout on the Lassen National Forest is the only known remaining example of the original 1918 design of a 4A lookout cab with thick iron straps covering the wood supports between the windows. Built in 1919 it may be the longest serving active lookout in California. In 1934 a steel Aermotor fire tower was constructed next to the lookout with the cab used as quarters. It was later removed and fire detection moved back to the ground cabin.


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