Snag Hill Lookout
US 1324, CA 147
Snag Hill Lookout 2008

Snag Hill Lookout 2008 - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1324, CA 147 (view other lookouts in United States, California)
Date Registered October 20, 2019
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Lassen County, California
Coordinates N 40° 58.217' W 121° 00.721' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 58' 13" W 121° 00' 43"
N 40.970285° W 121.012014°
Elevation 6,072 ft (1,851 m)
Built 1994
Administered by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection - Lassen-Modoc Unit (Cal Fire LMU)
Cooperators Lassen Gold Mine, Inc.


Snag Hill was constructed in 1994 by the Lassen Gold Mine Company for Cal Fire to replace the Hayden Hill Lookout 9 miles northeast of the current site. The Hayden Hill site had to make way for a new mining project.

Snag Hill is staffed when severe weather was predicted as of 2015.

The structure and it's spiral staircase are a unique design in the Cal Fire inventory.


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2002 - courtesy of Fred Johnson

Photo courtesy of Fred Johnson