Six Rivers National Forest as well as the other available lookouts in southwestern Oregon and Northern California use ReserveAmerica (www.reserveamerica.com) for bookings and payment. Some national forest lookouts can also be booked by phone at 1-877-444-6777 or online through www.recreation.gov. Reservations must be made at least one day in advance, and can be made up to 180 days before arrival. Rates vary from $35 at Bald Knob Lookout to $75 per night at Little Mt. Hoffman Lookout, Girard Ridge Lookout, and others.
In the case of Bear Basin, the lookout and cabin are rented as a pair and may be reserved for one to four nights between June 1 and Sept. 30. The rental rate is $75 per night for one to eight people, and $5 for each additional person, up to a maximum of 12 people.