Camping in Bear Basin Lookout and Cabin – Six Rivers National Forest, CA

Bear Basin Lookout and Cabin - Six Rivers National Forest, CABear Basin Lookout And Cabin is located at an elevation of 5300 feet and offers great views and peace and quiet. Rent either the Pierson Cabin or the old fire Lookout, or both together. Enjoy hiking, biking, horse trails, and sight seeing during your stay. Pets are not allowed in the cabin.

Are you seeking solitude, awe-inspiring views, a quiet haven away from crowds, or perhaps you’ve wondered what life would be like for a fire spotter in the Forest Service? While fire lookouts may be passing into history, they remain objects of interest for many people, both for their beautiful locations and the mystique surrounding existence in a high and remote site. Now you have an opportunity to feel for yourself what it’s like to live in a fire lookout. The Six Rivers National Forest invites you to experience life at the top of Bear Basin Butte (elevation 5303′) through rental of a historic fire lookout and a new 1930′s style cabin. The Lookout and Pierson Cabin, rented as a pair, may be reserved for one to four nights between June 1 and September 30, with reservations taken after January 1 for the current year.

Thing To Do:

  • Camping
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking
  • Hiking
  • Sightseeing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Horseback Riding

Bear Basin Lookout


  • Accessible Pit Restroom
  • BBQ Grills
  • Barrier-Free Facilities
  • Beds & Foam Pads
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Cabin Rental
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horse Trail
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Tables
  • Scenery
  • Table
  • Table & Chairs

Near By:

  • Ranger Station


Special Notes:
Reservations must be made at least 1 day in advance.
Reservation dates subject to weather conditions.
This cabin does not honor Golden Passport Discounts. 1 day minimum reservation window.

The rental rate is $75 per night for 1-8 persons; $5 for each additional person up to a maximum of 12 persons. The key for the facility may be picked up at the Smith River NRA’s Visitor Center during normal business hours; if this cannot be done, please contact the office and make other arrangements (707) 457-3131. Site access is difficult: High clearance vehicles are recommended. No pets allowed in the cabin. Off-highway vehicles are only allowed on designated roads and trails. Fireworks are always prohibited on all national forest lands. The cabin and lookout can be reserved 180 days in advance. There are 3 double beds in the cabin. The lookout has a futon. Not bedding or linens provided. Roads leading into this cabin are steep and narrow, the first 10 miles are paved, and the last two are gravel.

Bear Basin Lookout And Cabin (CA)
Gasquet CA 95543
Phone Park for More Information: (707)457-3131

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.80917, -123.74

Bear Basin Lookout Campground

Driving direction:
Driving to Bear Basin Butte Lookout*Distance from Visitor Center: 21.5 miles, driving time: approximately 40–45 minutes. Directions from Visitor Center: Travel east on Hwy 199 10.6 miles (marker 24.7) to Little Jones Creek Road (a.k.a. Jawbone, FS Route 16). Follow signs to Bear Basin LO, staying on Route 16. About 5.8 miles up Jawbone you will have your first view of the Lookout. At about 20.5 miles (10 miles on Jawbone), turn left onto 16N02 and continue to gate at 20.8, following sign to Bear Basin LO on road 17N71.

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About TDavis

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