Mount Harkness Lookout - 2009
|Registry Numbers||US 516, CA 54 (view other lookouts in United States, California)|
|Date Registered||May 29, 2003|
|Nominated by||Mark Swift|
Lassen National Park
Plumas County, California
N 40° 25.927' W 121° 17.999' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 25' 56" W 121° 17' 60"
N 40.432120° W 121.299980°
|Elevation||7,985 ft (2,434 m)|
|Removed||2021 (Dixie Fire)|
|Administered by||National Park Service|
|Cooperators||National Park Service|
The National Park Service has fewer than 40 lookouts, but those they have are for the most part of a rustic design and well maintained. Mount Harkness Lookout on the Lassen National Park has been in active service since it was built in 1931. The classic 15’x15’ cab with log catwalk and railings is atop a 15’ stone tower with stairs of split logs.
Mount Harkness was reported lost as a casualty of the Dixie Fire on August 8, 2021.
Photo courtesy of The Ron Kemnow Collection
Under construction - 1931