September 16, 1947: "Two new lookout towers will be constructed and one lookout house installed. This work may be started as soon as the lookouts are through for the summer months. Towers are to be constructed at Spout Springs and Lookout Mountain and the lookout house at Table Rock. The towers are of frame construction, 83 feet high and with a 14x14 house on top. The new structures will replace facilities that have been in use for many years. The tower at Lookout will go as soon as the firemen leave the station for the fall." (Walla Walla Union-Bulletin)
1948: A 82-foot treated timber tower with an L-4 cab was erected.
2001: The lookout had been staffed for five days when a Forest Service inspection determined the structure was unsafe, the lookout person was moved to the tower on High Ridge. The damage was caused by a strong wind storm in May, consisting of a blown off shutter and a cross support bar that requires replacement.
2004: The cab was lowered by crane from atop the 90-foot tower to make remodeling easier. A new roof, widened catwalk, new handrail and a new door were part of the remodel. The tower has some new crossbraces installed, new stair treads and a new lightning protection system installed.
STATION DESCRIPTION DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1946 (JTJ) LOCATED BY DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM STATION LOOKOUT MT. (USFS) STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER, A WOODEN 60 FOOT STRUCTURE ON THE HIGHEST PART OF LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN. LOCATED ABOUT 21 MILES NORTHEAST OF ELGIN, 18 MILES SOUTHWEST OF TROY, 9 MILES NORTH OF THE JUNCTION OF THE WALLOWA AND GRANDE RONDE 'RIVERS, AND 10-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF THE WASHINGTON-OREGON STATE LINE.