Post Creek Fireman-Lookout House
US 1363, CA 186
Post Creek Fireman-Lookout House - 2009

Post Creek Fireman-Lookout House - 2009 - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1363, CA 186 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered October 28, 2019
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Tehama County, California
Coordinates N 40° 14.136' W 122° 55.538' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 14' 08" W 122° 55' 32"
N 40.235595° W 122.925628°
Elevation 4,106 ft (1,252 m)
Built 1934
Administered by US Forest Service - Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Available for Rental Yes, learn more


Post Creek Lookout is a Forest Service Plan BC-201 Fireman-Lookout Cabin and was built in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. This comfortable cabin accommodates up to six people, has two rooms, and measures 19x30 feet. In the back room of the cabin there is a 270-degree bank of windows that face the forest, which offers a great view of the landscape. The Post Creek lookout has a nice sized kitchen, hardwood floors in both the kitchen and living areas, and vinyl flooring in the back room, or cab. Furnishings include a queen and twin bed, comfortable chairs, end tables, and a coffee table. The lookout has an outdoor portable restroom. There is no running water at the cabin. (Shasta-Trinity National Forest)

The structure is available as a rental at $75 per night via

The BC-201 was used for sites where visibility was restricted by topography. The cabin features a 270 degree view 'Lookout Room' where a fire-finder could be located. These cabins were rarely used for actual lookout duty and more commonly served as a residence cabin for observation only lookout towers. Sierra Peak on the Cleveland National Forest is one other example of the use of a BC-201 for lookout duty.


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270 degree view from the lookout room

270 degree view from the lookout room - courtesy of