Northern California January 02, 2020
Have A Cozy Overnight Stay At A Fire Lookout Tower With 360-Degree Views In The Northern California Mountains
For nature lovers, there are few things as magical as being
completely surrounded by wilderness. We’re always on the lookout for those spots where we can forget about the “real world” for a bit and simply bask in the glory of Northern California’s nature, as you can do at this fire lookout tower in Tahoe National Forest. This super remote tower is available to rent for overnight adventures and staying in it is truly a nature lover’s dream come true. Boasting 360-degree views from the wraparound deck, this place is perfect for some one-on-one time with Mother Nature.
When you feel like you need a break from reality, a camping adventure in the Northern California wilderness is just the thing you need. Located approximately 40 miles outside of Truckee and surrounded by nothing but nature, the Calpine Fire Lookout is bound to do the trick!
The Calpine Fire Lookout is one of the most popular fire lookout towers that are available to rent by the United States Forest Service, and it's no wonder why. The breathtaking views and feeling of pure isolation is everything you want from a camping experience, and this particular tower delivers it all.
Initially built in Sierra County in 1934, the three-story tower was put to use every summer up until 1975. It was officially transformed into a public rental in 2005, and is currently available to book on the
Recreation.gov website for a mere $45 per night.
If it's awe-inspiring views that are most important to you, you definitely won't be disappointed. Sitting at an elevation of 5,980-feet, the lookout definitely does its job well by providing visitors with a breathtaking view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Tahoe National Forest. It's the type of view you simply could never get sick of.
The lookout is available to rent year round. Although, if you plan to visit in winter then you'll want to prepare yourself to make the hike from the main road to the lookout with either snowshoes or skis. Otherwise, the road to the lookout is manageable for almost any passenger vehicle that doesn't mind a bumpy dirt road.
The interior of the lookout is sparse but contains many essentials including beds, cookware, cleaning supplies, a propane stove, and a wood-burning fireplace. However, you'll want to be sure to bring any other necessities you'll require, including food, water, and sleeping bag.
If you don't mind roughing it in the wilderness, a stay at the Calpine Lookout is an experience that every nature enthusiast in Northern California should try at least once. Trust us, the wait is worth it to snag a spot in this historic tower. Mother Nature awaits!
What do you think? Are you down for an adventure at this fire lookout tower? We don’t think we’d be able to pull ourselves away from this glorious place. Check out more worthy adventure destinations when you take a look at this list of
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