Activities and Amenities
The lookout and cabin sit high on narrow mountain ridge, at an elevation of about 5,300 feet. Excellent views of the Siskiyou Mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west are why visitors love staying in the heart of the Six Rivers National Forest of northern California.
The adjacent Pierson Cabin was built in the 1990s, but it replicates the rustic cabin style commonly used in the 1930s.
Prime bird watching is available, as well as great hiking opportunities. Horseback riding trails may be accessed nearby, and wildlife viewers may catch a glimpse of deer or bears, which make their home in the area.
The lookout and cabin can accommodate up to eight guests, but up to 12 guests are permitted for an extra fee. The cabin has a kitchen, with very basic amenities, including a serving table. Three double beds are provided in the cabin and a futon in the lookout. The cabin also has a serving table.
Board games and various books may be available for use and a fire finder allows guests the experience of feeling like rangers of the old days, protecting the forest. A vault toilet, picnic tables and a campfire ring are outside.
No water or electricity is available. Guests should bring plenty of water, food, bedding, flashlights and other basic camp gear (click here for more cabin details).
The Smith River Visitor Center is about 21 miles, or 45 minutes by vehicle, from the lookout.