Herd Peak Lookout
US 304, CA 32
Herd Peak Lookout - 2008

Herd Peak Lookout - 2008 - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 304, CA 32 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered April 21, 1999
Nominated by Mark Swift
Location Klamath National Forest
Siskiyou County, California
Coordinates N 41° 37.681' W 122° 13.884' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 37' 41" W 122° 13' 53"
N 41.628010° W 122.231400°
Elevation 6,908 ft (2,106 m)
Built 1933
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Goosenest Ranger District


A classic 14' x 14' L-4 groundhouse with wooden catwalk, Herd Mountain Lookout was constructed in 1933 on the Goosenest Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest in northern California. Used for fire detection since 1933, the lookout is well maintained and in near-original condition.


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Visit Reports

October 2, 2019: Robert D. Clark


Needs paint? No
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No
Other enroachments? A cell phone tower is located about 200 feet from the fire tower.

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? Yes
Directions to tower signed? Yes


Staffed? Sometimes
Staffed by Robert D. Clark on Sundays and Mondays from May-October.

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Yes