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Buchanan Lookout

Buchanan Lookout (Nelson)


  • Rec Site #:REC2105
  • Type:Maintained
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:1
  • Access:Road
  • Facilities:Tables
  • Site Description: This is a high elevation day-use site which is located at an refurbished fire lookout building. This is a great spot for family oriented outings; views are spectacular and flowers are lovely in season. There is also a 2 km loop trail below the lookout that provides access to viewpoints on the rock bluffs . Note: This site contains ramps used by hand gliders. These ramps can be hazardous due to steep drop offs. PLEASE STAY OFF THE RAMPS. Interpretive displays on fire lookouts in the tower.

  • Driving Directions: From Kaslo, head west on highway #31A for 11 km to the Blue Ridge Forest Services Road, then follow signs. Follow the main road for 11.9 km to the lookout, staying right at the 7.0 km junction. This road is suitable for 2wd vehicles.

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

View in Interactive Web Map

  • Site Maps:

Buchanan Forest Fire Lookout Brochure web rgb.pdf



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