The Black Mountain Lookout Tower is a special place to stay in the Plumas National Forest near Milford, California. The tower features a one-room cabin that can accommodate up to four guests, and there is also some room to set up a tent. The campground offers guests a unique way to enjoy the Black Mountain Lookout, which was built in 1934. The lookout and campground sit on a ten-foot tower that is remarkably well-preserved and secure. Pets are welcome to join their humans, but they must be on a leash when they aren't in the cabin.
The Black Mountain Lookout Tower is surrounded by unique vegetation, and campers will have incredible views of Honey Lake and Last Man Creek, as well as other valleys, meadows, canyons, and peaks within the Plumas National Forest. Inside the cabin, there are two single beds, but there's room to sleep four people. While there is no running water in the cabin, there is a sink for washing dishes, so be sure to bring your own water. The cabin also has an electric powered stove, fridge, heater, and lights, although bringing your own extra light source is recommended. You'll find a small table and chairs inside of the cabin, and there's also a picnic table outside. Guests will need to bring many of their own supplies when they visit the Black Mountain Lookout Tower, including bedding, towels, garbage bags, dish soap, and utensils.
Frenchman Lake is just a 30-minute drive from the campground, and it's a pawesome place for swimming, fishing, and other water sports and activities. There are all sorts of recreational opportunities within the Plumas National Forest, including hiking and mountain biking. On clear nights, the lookout is known for its magnificent view of the stars, and during the day, you'll see a variety of wildlife.
Guests are permitted to stay up to 14 days at the Black Mountain Lookout Tower, and there's no park entrance fee in addition to the nightly rate of $60. If you plan to visit during July or August, be sure to book well in advance so you don't miss out!