July 4, 1918: “Early Sunday morning Mrs. A.K. Morton and her sister, Miss Florence Kendall of Estacada left for service in the forestry patrol service under the supervision of Forester Herman Wallace. The ladies will be in charge of the Fish Creek Mountain lookout station." (Eastern Clackamas News)
September 18, 1918: "Women are making good as lookouts in Uncle Sam's forest service and will be employed in larger numbers next year if circumstances are favorable, according to two men of the forestry service in Portland yesterday. Ranger Wallace employed four women during the past season—two as lookouts and two as telephone operators. Both lookouts had companions with them at the stations—a requisite of the job where women are concerned, it is said. Mrs. Anna Morton, who has two sons in the Army, was lookout at Fish Creek Mountain, while Miss Eva Wash was at Mount Lowe," (The Morning Oregonian)
August 20, 1959: "Mark Seeley, 15, son of Mr. And Mrs. Ray Seeley suffered a broken shoulder, a cut on the head and other injuries early Wednesday when he slipped and fell about 100 feet down a hillside near the Fish Creek lookout station east of Estacada. Young Seeley said he crawled back up the slope on his hands and knees to the station. He said he didn't remember too much about the painful climb, but others at the station said it took him about four hours. Seeley was picked up by a helicopter piloted by Ned Gilliand, pilot for Columbia Helicopters late Wednesday and flown to Troutdale Airport where he was met by an ambulance. He was still conscious and said he was 'okay.' He was unable to tell his father and mother anymore about the accident, except to say, 'The rocks gave way and I slid and rolled down this shale slope.' Mark's father said the lad had gone to visit a friend who mans the Fish creek lookout station, Ray Roy, son of Dr. And Mrs. Raymond Roy, Portland optometrist. Young Seeley said he was hunting for huckleberries when he tumbled down the slope." (The Oregonian)
September 4, 1963: F.R. Nelson, Inspector - Collowash Ranger District "Cracks in footing blocks; tower legs are rotting and infested with Carpenter ants; half painted; loose and checked boards on catwalk; north side of catwalk has sagging, rotting beam; The wood stove uses a Yukon chimney; need to ground fire finder; repainted in August (1963); linoleum is fair; beams checked, rotting and sagging; diagonal planks pulling loose. This tower is old and should be replaced." (Inspection Report)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1947 (WRH) THE LOOKOUT TOWER IS LOCATED ABOUT 43 MILES AIRLINE EAST OF SALEM, AND ABOUT 18 MILES SOUTH OF ESTACADA, ON A HIGH ROCKY PEAK, WITH VERY LITTLE TIMBER ON ITS HIGHER PEAKS.
THE TOWER IS A ONE ROOM BUILDING ELEVATED ON POLES, AND IS ABOUT 30 FEET HIGH.
STATION RECOVERY (1955)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1955 RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED BY USGS. RECOVERED BY NGS IN 1947 (INTERSECTED ONLY) AS FISH CREEK LOT.
LOCATED ABOUT 17.5 MI SE. OF ESTACADA, 5 MI W. OF OAK GROVE RANGER STATION. ON HIGHEST POINT OF FISH CREEK DIVIDE, KNOWN AS FISH CREEK MTN. BETWEEN FISH CREEK AND JCT. OF CLACKAMAS AND COLLAWASH RIVERS.
TO REACH FROM ESTACADA POST OFFICE, DRIVE 0.2 MI S. ON STATE HWY. 211 TO JCT. WITH CLACKAMAS RIVER RD. TURN LEFT 14.5 MI TO FISH CREEK JCT. KEEP LEFT 6.1 MI TO SANDSTONE JCT. TURN RIGHT 3.2 MI TO RD. FORKS. TURN RIGHT AS PER SIGN EAST MTN SALE 9 4.1 MI TO SIGN RIGHT FISH CR LO 4-1/2. ABOUT A 2-HOUR PACK.