Black Mountain Lookout

Area Status: Open
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Black Mountain Lookout

Black Mountain Lookout is situated on the eastern edge of the Beckwourth Ranger District, 10 miles from Highway 395, near Milford, California. The lookout was constructed in 1934 and is a great example of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) architecture. The C-3-type lookout is situated on a single story 10 foot tower and is extremely well-preserved. The lookout offers striking views of Honey Lake to the north, and Last Chance Creek to the south. The rental is available from Memorial weekend through October. The fee for an overnight stay is $60.

Four people can fit in the cabin.  Camping space is available outside.  Maximum occupancy for the site is eight visitors. The rental amenities include two twin beds with mattresses, electricity,  refrigerator, small stove with oven, heater, lights, table and chairs.  There is a vault toilet and picnic table outside. No water is provided although there is a dry sink available for dish washing. 

Reservations can be made through the National Recreation Service, http://www.recreation.gov, or by calling (877) 444-6777. For general information please call the Beckwourth Ranger District at (530) 836-2575.

At a Glance

Reservations: National Recreation Service, http://www.recreation.gov, or call (877) 444-6777
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees  $60.00 per night
Open Season: Memorial weekend - October 31
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: summer
Busiest Season: summer
Restrictions: 14 day limit
Closest Towns: Milford CA
Water: No
Restroom: Yes, Vault Toilet
Information Center: Beckwourth Ranger District at (530) 836-2575

General Information

Directions:

Black Mountain Lookout is situated on the eastern edge of the Beckwourth Ranger District, 10 miles from Highway 395, near Milford, California.


Accessibility:

Accessible toilet


General Notes:

Check in will be 2:00, check out 1:00 pm. Total of 8 people. No smoking. Bring your own water and bedding. Pets are allowed. Pack out your garbage. There is not a gate on the road, be aware you will receive other visitors to the lookout.


Parking:

Parking spaces are for 4 vehicles.


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Amenities

Toilets Accessible toilet building
Picnic tables One picnic table
Parking 4 vehicles
Tent camping Available adjacent to building