1954: A two-story cinder block and standard L-4 cabin was constructed.
July 16, 1985: "In Idaho, some 600 people fought the 3,000-acre Savage Creek fire, which jumped lines over the weekend. The Pilot Peak lookout in the Payette Forest was ordered evacuated Monday when the fire jumped over Elk Creek. It was one of several fires in the state, most of which have been contained." (Ellensburg Daily Record)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - PILOT PEAK LOOKOUT HOUSE PID - QZ0703 STATE/COUNTY- ID/VALLEY COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - PILOT PEAK (1969)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 (JEG) THE STATION IS LOCATED, AIRLINE, ABOUT 15 MILES NORTH OF YELLOWPINE, 10-1/2 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF BIG CREEK AND 8-1/2 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF WARREN.
THE LOOKOUT IS A TWO STORY STRUCTURE ABOUT 14 FEET SQUARE AND 25 FEET HIGH TO THE PEAK OF THE ROOF. THE UPPER STORY IS OF WOOD AND IS SURROUNDED BY A WALKWAY ABOUT 4 FEET WIDE WHILE THE LOWER PART OF THE BUILDING IS OF CONCRETE. IT IS PAINTED WHITE AND HAS A GREEN ROOF. IT IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE. THE STATION IS 7.690 METERS, (25.20 FEET) EAST-NORTHEAST OF TRIANGULATION STATION PILOT. THE POINT OF INTERSECTION WAS THE PEAK OF THE ROOF AT THE CENTER.