The city is buzzing with commitments and entertainment. Break free from routine and escape with the family to any one of these camping spots. These lookout spots provide panoramic views of mountain tops, lush greenery, hiking trails and wildlife. These camping destinations are not for the faint of heart. Make sure you are prepared, check the weather conditions and remember to escape—because you deserve it. 


This cabin was once used to spot forest fires. This location offers a secluded cabin with breathtaking views. The lookout and cabin is located on a narrow mountain ridge. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Siskiyou Mountains and the deep blue Pacific Ocean. This camp spot is one of the many reasons why visitors love staying in the heart of the Six Rivers National Forest of northern California.  

The Plumas National Forest is recognized for its unique land and inviting climate. There is plenty to entertain outdoor enthusiasts with streams and lakes, rich canyons, beautiful mountain valleys, meadows and peaks. Guests at Black Mountain Lookout are invited to enjoy the surrounding views of  Honey Lake and Last Chance Creek. Bring your binoculars for a glimpse of  wildlife including deer, coyotes, bald eagles and osprey.  


The lookout is perched above the Sacramento River Canyon. Amazing views of Mount Shasta are visible. The gray spires of the Castle Crags frame almost the entire view alongside the distant silhouette of Lassen Peak.

photo by: Eric Leslie on flickr.comHIRZ MOUNTAIN 

This lookout tower sits atop Hirz Mountain, offering views of Mt. Shasta’s snow-laced peak. Enjoy panoramic views in this home away from home. Be advised to enjoy with caution, bears and snakes are commonly spotted here. 

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Little Mt. Hoffman is within proximity to the largest identified volcano within California. Little Mt. Hoffman sits on the rim providing a panoramic view of this diverse volcanic landscape. Visitors can see a spectacular view of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen and Mt. McLoughlin. Do yourself a favor and leave the distracting electronics in the car. 

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