June 28, 1915: "District Forest Ranger A.G. Angel, informs us that he is building a cabin at the Lakes ranger station, also one at the Lakes lookout. The latter will not be completed until about July 15." (La Grande Observer)
1926: An enclosed cupola was added to the lookout house.
June 26, 1941: "James McQuire of Indiana, a forestry student at Washington University of Seattle, arrived last week to spend the summer at the Anthony Lakes lookout station." (The Record-Courier)
September 4, 1941: "The Lakes lookout has been closed for the season as is the recreational camp at Tumbleoff Meadow." (The Record-Courier)
July 5, 1951: "The Lakes lookout above Anthony lake west of Haines and North Powder is being manned for the summer season by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Palmer. They went up to the station at 9000 foot elevation last week." (The Record-Courier)
August 12, 1954: "Visitors on Saturday were more than usual at the Lakes lookout station atop the 8600-foot peak, Paul Ingram of Haines, stationed there for the forest service this summer, said." (The Record-Courier)
July 2, 1959: "Michael McKinzie to Lakes lookout (a forestry student he comes from Michigan)" (The Record-Courier)
August 16, 1962: "Visitors to the high Lakes Lookout where Leo Mosher of Baker is lookout have set a record this year. On Monday the 500th person to make the 8670-elevation hike was registered. This compares with 456 all last season." (The Record-Courier)