June 3, 1919: "Lookout mountain, in the Columbia national forest, will be provided with a lookout this summer." (Oregonian)
October 5, 1920: "Lookout Mountain lookout was one of three built on the Columbia national forest this year. (The Oregon Daily Journal)
September 1933: "On August 29 while at Lookout Mountain Camp on the Columbia, a severe lightning storm took place. A fire was set by the lightning in an old snag not more than 150 feet from the lookout cabin. At 5:45 p.m. the lookout reported the fire to Camp Supt. Erickson at F-43. At 5:50 p.m. five members of Co. 605 were en route to the fire via truck. Leaving the truck at a point along the road, the crew of 5 climbed to the ridge arriving at the fire at 6:12 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. the snag was down and the fire out. Albert Wisendanger" (Six Twenty-Six)
DESIGNATION - LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN PID - RD2109 STATE/COUNTY- WA/SKAMANIA COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - LOOKOUT MTN (1994)
DESCRIBED BY US ENGINEERS 1946 (EBB) ABOUT 8 MILES WEST OF THE HEMLOCK RANGER STATION ON THE SUMMIT OF LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN IN THE COLUMBIA NATIONAL FOREST.
TO REACH FROM THE HEMLOCK RANGER STATION. GO WEST ON THE LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN ROAD FOR 0.1 MILE, PASS THROUGH A BOARD GATE AND GO SOUTH AND WEST FOR 7.6 MILES, TAKE THE LEFT HAND FORK AND CONTINUE WEST FOR 4.6 MILES (AZIMUTH MARK), TAKE THE RIGHT HAND FORK AND GO WEST FOR 0.9 MILE, CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD AS PER THE SIGN READING SUNSET G.S. 15 AND GO WEST FOR 0.3 MILE, TAKE THE RIGHT HAND FORK AND GO SOUTH, DOWN GRADE, FOR 0.7 MILE, TAKE THE LEFT HAND FORK AS PER THE SIGN READING LOOKOUT MTN. L.O. AND GO EAST AND NORTH UP THE STEEP GRADE FOR 1.1 MILE TO THE SUMMIT AND THE STATION.
REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 1 (U.S.ARMY) IS A U.S.ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS MAP CONTROL STATION, STAMPED REF MK NO 1, SET IN THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE POST THAT IS FLUSH WITH THE GROUND AND IS ABOUT 5 FEET HIGHER THAN THE STATION. IT IS LOCATED UNDER THE CENTER OF THE FOREST SERVICE LOOKOUT TOWER.