Lava Peak Lookout Site
US 1906, CA 101
Lava Peak Lookout Ruin - 2008

Lava Peak Lookout Ruin - 2008 - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1906, CA 101 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)
Date Registered February 1, 2020
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location -120.891981
Lassen County, California
Coordinates N 40° 49.820' W 120° 53.519' (view using Google Maps)
N 40° 49' 49" W 120° 53' 31"
N 40.830337° W 120.891981°
Elevation 6,613 ft (2,016 m)
Built Circa 1940's
Removed Standing ruin
Administered by Lassen National Forest
Cooperators US Forest Service - Lassen National Forest


Lava Peak is a standing ruin, an 8x8 observation only wood ground cabin with a wood catwalk. The cabin is reminiscent of far earlier observation cabins. A trailer (TLR) residence is also noted on the Thornton survey.

The walls and parts of the catwalk remain on site.


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