Duties were transferred from the old lookout at Chandler Mountain.
June 3, 1952: "County Fire Warden Mel Crawford said yesterday that the newest lookout in the county, located at Chimney Rock, is now virtually completed. Only some cleanup work remains to be done, he said. The new lookout was pre-fabricated at the Sweet Home headquarters of the patrol and then erected at the Chimney Rock site, six miles southeast of Sweet Home. The new structure commands a view of both the Calapooia and Santiam watersheds and brings into view much area not previously under direct observation." (Albany Democrat-Herald)
1952: "L.G. Knight, former carpenter for the association, was hired on April 2 to begin work on the construction of Chimney Rock Lookout. He began work on precutting of the structure at Sweet Home, assisted by Warden Williamson. During the next two months (May and June) all personnel were assigned to road, trail and telephone line maintenance and the construction of Chimney Rock Lookout. Chimney Rock Lookout was completed in early June. Cost of Chimney Rock Lookout was $3133.00. (Linn District, Annual Report)
1952: "A new road was constructed to Chimney Rock Lookout from existing logging roads, a distance of about 1/2 miles." "The need for a lookout in the lower Green Mountain and Calapooya area was indicated by the state study. This building was constructed during April and May in the SE NW 1/4 of Section 27, T 14 S, R 1 E on a prominent point known as Chimney Rock. The lookout, a standard USFS 14'x14' with catwalk, was erected on a 9 foot tower. The enclosed tower was designed for use as a garage, wood shed and tool storage space. The materials, including the interior furniture, were pre-cut at Sweet Home and were hauled to the site after the completion of a road of approximately one-half mile connecting existing logging roads to the lookout point. The plans for the complete structure were drawn by L.G. Knight, carpenter, and construction was done by Linn Fire Patrol employees under his supervision. The lookout was manned about the 15th of June. Cost of the structure, including labor and all equipment in the building, amounted to $3133." (Linn District Annual Report)