Lake Mountain Lookout
US 159, CA 6

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 159, CA 6 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered January 26, 1996
Nominated by James Rock and Candice Cook, USFS, KNF-SO, Yreka, CA
Location Klamath National Forest
Siskiyou County, California
Coordinates N 41° 44.896' W 123° 07.994' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 44' 54" W 123° 07' 60"
N 41.748270° W 123.133240°
Elevation 6,792 ft (2,070 m)
Built 1912
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Oak Knoll Ranger District


Described as the oldest and only surviving rock tower with cab in California, Lake Mountain Lookout has been in continuous operation since 1912. The original 15’ x15’ stone groundhouse roof was modified in 1933 with the addition of a 14’x14’ R-1 wooden hip-roofed cab and a catwalk. The CCC crew that built the cab also constructed the Lake Mountain Trail up to the summit.


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