Open: May 1 – October 15
Number of Sites: 23
About: Nestled in among the aspens this campground offers a quiet setting to relax in. Rockhounding for crystals at the Crystal Mine (a few miles away on FR 033). Limit for personal use: one 5-lb bucket per week.
Fees: $6 / Night for single unit (2011)
Restrooms: Vault Toilet
Directions: To access from Verdi:
1. From the "Entering the Toiyabe Forest" sign, follow the 002 Road approximately nine miles. You will see Lookout Campground on your left.
2. Turn left into Lookout Campground.
To access from Bordertown:
1. Follow the 002 Road approximately 2 miles to the Forest boundary (identified by the Forest Service kiosk signs).
2. Continue on the 002 Road approximately 6.5 miles. You will see Lookout Campground on your right.
3. Turn right into the campground.
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This campground is in Humboldt Touyabe National Forest and not really close to anything. So we were surprised to find it to easily be the nicest forest service campground we have visited. Each site has a leveled area with a table, firepit, stand for a camp stove, and leveled tent site. The bathrooms were newer vault toilets that were clean and did not smell.
Next to the campground is an old crystal mine. The crystals were used for two-way radios during WWII. You can dig through the tailings and find crystals, though we found some just walking around. A forest service ...
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