May 1940: "Position looks over country to the west where numerous man-caused fires have occurred. The suggested dates are set up on the premise that the seen area beyond 8 miles should be available early in the season before some of the other lookouts are manned, otherwise similar dates with Johnson Bu would have been set up." (Plans, Guard Placement, Siskiyou National Forest." (Plans, Guard Placement, Siskiyou National Forest)
1941: A 14x14 L-4 ground cabin was constructed.
1941: The lookout was staffed 100 days and reported to the Gold Beach Station by radio.
July 1, 1964: "Manning the lookout on Vulcan Peak this year is Marshall E. McMurty of Sulphur, Okla. McMurty is a sophomore at Cameron State Agricultural College at Lawton, Okla., and is majoring in agriculture. Vulcan Lookout is located on the boundary of the Kalmiopsis Wild Area and is the most remote lookout on the Remote lookout on the Chetco District. From this station, the lookout can see into most of the back country on the District." (The World)