McCarthy Point Lookout
US 583, CA 60

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 583, CA 60 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered June 1, 2004
Nominated by Unknown
Location Lassen National Forest
Tehama County, California
Coordinates N 40° 11.078' W 121° 40.563' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 11' 05" W 121° 40' 34"
N 40.184630° W 121.676050°
Elevation 3,762 ft (1,147 m)
Built 1936
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Almanor Ranger District
Available for Rental Yes


Built by the CCC in 1936, this structure is a unique one-story residence with a glassed in bedroom used for fire detection. Form McCarthy Point, on the rim of the precipitous Mill Creek Canyon, one can see the Ishi Wilderness, the rugged terrain which faced 19th Century travelers on the nearby Lassen Emigrant Trail and the mill Creek Wild and Scenic River, which supports one of the last spring run of Chinook salmon in California.


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