About This Campground
Rustic Pine Mountain Lookout was constructed in 1933 and used for fire detection until 1942. During World War II, the lookout served as part of an aircraft defense monitoring system that extended throughout California. This lookout is historically significant because it only offers 180-degree views…
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- Drive InPark next to your campsite
It was such a unique experience staying at Pine Mountain Lookout. The tower is unique in that it only gives a 180º view rather than 360º which allows you stunning views of the sunset. And they were absolutely gorgeous sunsets! There are cots provided just make sure you bring a sleeping bag, sheets,…
Pine Mountain Lookout is located in California
From Potter Valley, turn right on Eel River Road (North County Road 240B) and drive 4 miles to the Y-intersection. Take the right hand fork of the Y, signed as Cutoff Road, and travel down the hill for about a half-mile. At the bottom of the hill proceed north on County Road 240B and cross the Eel river bridge. Proceed to the right towards Lake Pillsbury for 14 miles, to the junction of M1 (Soda Creek Store). Proceed to the right (south) on M1 to the Eel River and again cross the Eel River. At the junction of M1 and M8 proceed left to stay on M1. After approx 6 miles turn right onto the 18N05 follow signs for Pine Mountain Lookout. After a few miles when reaching a hairpin turn, turn left onto the 17N23. A gate will be on the right a few miles down as well as a sign for the lookout.