Historic Fire Lookout Destroyed In The Dixie Fire

The Mount Harkness fire lookout has stood watch over the southeast corner of Lassen Volcanic National Park for 91 years. The sturdy two-story wood and stone structure on an 8,000 foot summit that provided views stretching from the Three Sisters Peaks in Oregon to the Sierra Nevada mountains in the south and the Coast Range to the west. Since it was built in 1930 the national historic landmark has operated as an active lookout facility, as well as a tourist destination for hikers to access from Juniper Lake Campground or Warner Valley. The Park Service has confirmed that last week the Mount Harkness lookout was completely destroyed by the Dixie Fire.