Lookout is in the Plumas National Forest near Milford,
Black Mountain Lookout is located 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 tower is available for reservations May 26 through
November, offering guests a unique lodging experience in
Plumas National Forest.
National Forest is defined by its unique land features and pleasant climate.
Outdoor enthusiasts are attracted to the many streams and lakes, beautiful
deep canyons, rich mountain valleys, meadows and lofty peaks. Guests at
Black Mountain Lookout are treated to striking views of Honey Lake to the
north, and Last Chance Creek to the south. Diverse vegetation provides a
habitat for wildlife including deer, coyotes, bald eagles and osprey.
Black Mountain Lookout Facilities:
The one-room lookout cabin is set on a tower, rising 10 feet above the
ground. It is furnished with two single beds with mattresses, but can
accommodate up to four people. There is also space for tent camping adjacent
to the lookout, for up to four visitors.
The cabin has a small table and chairs, a refrigerator, a small stove,
heater, and lights, all powered with electricity. A picnic table and vault
toilet are also on site.
Although the lookout provides a few amenities, guests must bring several of
their own, including food, cooking utensils, sleeping bags, towels, dish
soap, matches, cooking gear, toilet paper and garbage bags.
No water is available at this facility, so guests must bring their own water
for drinking, cooking and washing. Packing an additional light source is
BLACK MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT
PO Box 7
Blairsden CA 96103
Phone Number:(530) 836-2575