September 12, 1949: "U.S. forest service crews reported they had extinguished two small blazes spotted in the Starkey vicinity by the Flat Lake lookout." (La Grande Observer)
September 5, 1953: "La Grande office of the Whitman National Forest reports a small lightning fire which was discovered and suppressed Thursday. The fire was spotted from Flat Lake lookout on Tower Ridge, about 25 miles West of La Grande." (La Grande Observer)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - FLAT LAKE LOOKOUT TOWER PID - RB1334 STATE/COUNTY- OR/UNION COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - MC INTYRE CREEK (1995)
DESCRIBED BY US FOREST SERVICE 1936 THIS INTERSECTION STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER, SITUATED ABOUT 7 MILES S OF KAMELA.
TO REACH STATION, DRIVE S FROM KAMELA 7 MILES TO FLAT LAKE GUARD STATION, TURN E AND DRIVE ABOUT 1 MILE TO LOOKOUT.