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BOLAN MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT, OR
part ofRogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Wed Jul 01 2015 Season Dates
OverviewBolan Mountain Lookout is surrounded by glass windows on all sides, providing visitors with an unparalleled view of the sheer drop-offs sharp cliffs, and breath-taking views of the rugged Siskiyou Mountains.
The current structure was built in 1953 to replace an original lookout that once stood in its place. The historic lookout is available for rent during the snow-free season, and guests must bring several of their own amenities.
From the lookout, guests are treated to expansive views of the Red Buttes and Siskiyou Wilderness areas, Preston Peak and Bolan Lake. To the north are far views of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness and the Illinois River Valley. On a clear day, even Mount Shasta is visible to the southeast.
Hikers may enjoy spending a day hiking the Bolan Lake Trail down to Bolan Lake. Hemmed in by conifer forest, the lake is stocked with trout, and is an ideal setting to enjoy fishing, non-motorized boating such as kayaking or picnicking at its banks.
The 14 x 14 foot one room cabin is designed to house only one or two people, and offers a primitive camping experience. The 30 to 40 steps up to the lookout are steep and uneven, so visitors should use caution when climbing to the main cabin.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Cave Junction, travel south on Highway 199 for 6.4 miles to the Happy Camp Road. Turn left and travel 17.3 miles on Forest Service Road 48/Happy Camp road to the junction with Forest Service Road 4812. Turn left and travel 4.1 miles to the junction of Forest Service Road 4812-040 (the road to Bolan Lake Campground). Turn left again, and travel 1.1 miles to Forest Service Road 535. Turn right and travel 1.6 miles to the lookout. Forest Service Road 535 is gated.
The lookout can be accessed by passenger car, but a high clearance vehicle is recommended. Early summer access can be hampered by late season snow pack. Parking is available just below the lookout.
Mailing Address:BOLAN MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT
ROGUE RIVER-SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST
WILD RIVERS RANGER DISTRICT
26568 REDWOOD HIGHWAY
CAVE JUNCTION OR 97523
Phone Number:Information: (541)592-4000