Black Butte Lookout Site (Shasta-Trinity National Forest)
US 2008, CA 128
Black Butte Lookout

Black Butte Lookout - courtesy of Ron Kemnow Collection

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 2008, CA 128 (view other lookout sites in United States, California)
Date Registered April 15, 2020
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Siskiyou County, California
Coordinates N 41° 21.992' W 122° 20.887' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 21' 60" W 122° 20' 53"
N 41.366537° W 122.348119°
Elevation 6,337 ft (1,932 m)
Built 1963
Removed 1977
Administered by US Forest Service - Shasta-Trinity National Forest


Black Butte may have hosted at least 3 different structures during it's time a fire detection site. The first, a canvas peak roof, rectangular building with little foundation. The second, a California Region 5 Plan 4AR ground cabin that was blown off the mountain in 1962. The third, a C-16 all steel cabin constructed in 1963 that was relocated to Hogback Mountain in 1977.


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Peak Canvas Roof

Peak Canvas Roof - courtesy of Nancy Hood Collection