February 13, 1914: "Lake of the Woods. Area 6.08 acres. Recommendation made for the selection of this station to the District Forester, January 2, 1914. This area has been used for several seasons as a summer headquarters for patrol man and for storing tools. The only improvement is a store house valued at $25.00. There is sufficient grass for several horses during the fire season. There is no running water. A sufficient amount for domestic use and for the livestock can be secured from springs and the lake. The area has not been applied for under the Act of June 11, 1906." (L Stations, Siskiyou National Forest)
August 1927: "The Lake of the Woods fireman is pretty well fixed for warm weather. He has a shake cabin with a summer kitchen on the front porch where his cooking is done over a homemade stove. This is not so good when the fog drifts in, as he has no way of heating the cabin proper. He has a fine lookout point on a ridge 250 yards from the cabin where there is a fire finder mounted in the open, and sort of a crow,s nest in a fir tree with a ladder leading to it. The lower Illinois Valley, the Agness region and much of the Lobster Creek watershed lies open to the fireman's eye from this point. I felt well repaid for the stiff climb by the view from the top. The good dinner fireman Reese served us helped make the trip a success. A.G. Jackson, Forest Examiner." (The Siskiyou Bulletin)
September 1929: "The twenty ninth I spent with the Lake of the Woods Lookout Fireman. In the morning the atmosphere was clear, and we could see the surrounding country as in the spring of the year. About 1:00 p.m. the smoke started to drift up the Rogue River, and at 2:00 p.m. we could see no distance at all. The fog rolled up the river a solid cloud as dense as fog, and just as hard to see through. And at the present time is still with us. Ranger Allen, Agness District" (The Siskiyou Bulletin)
October 1929: "November is here again, and we are still having fires. Had to put the Lake of the Woods Lookout back on duty, and he is being kept busy reporting fires. One thing I am thankful for, most of them are on the state. However, there is a hot spot over the ridge from Agness near the center of the Lobster Creek watershed that seems to break out and burn every time the sun comes out." (The Siskiyou Bulletin)
September 19, 1935: "Frank Thornton and Leonard Deveraux killed a cougar within 200 yards of the Lake of the Woods lookout station early Thursday morning. The lookout had reported a deer freshly killed by the cougar and the two men brought their dog in and soon had the cougar treed." (Curry County Reporter)
November 1935: "Lake of the Woods lookout reported seeing a cougar with freshly killed deer within one hundred yards of his station at 4:45 pm on September 20. One of the local hunters was called on the telephone and went up to the lookout that night with his cougar dog and had the cougar hide early the next morning." (Six Twenty-Six)
May 1940: "Point is needed for detection of fire along Rogue River. It is the only point available in this section, but is by no means entirely satisfactory." (Plans, Guard Placement, Siskiyou National Forest)
1941: The lookout station was staffed 120 days, reported to the Agness Ranger Station via forest line to West Coast Telephone Company.
1973: The CL-100 series steel cab was flown by helicopter from Barklow Mountain and set upon an eight foot tower. A catwalk and extensive remodeling was done at the time of reconstruction. This lookout is situated to the east of the prior structure.
1996: Failure to obtain funding is responsible for the lookout remaining unstaffed this season.