Bitterroot National Forest > Nez Perce National Forest 33N-12E-27
1931: A L-4 cab on an eight-foot tower. (An undated inventory of lookouts on the Moose Creek District)
1933: A L-4 cabin was built atop a short tower. (Kresek)
1953: A new 10-foot treated timber tower was erected with a L-4 cab.
1957: The administration of the lookout was transferred from the Bitterroot National Forest to the Nez Perce National Forest.
August 13, 1986: "Another 293 firefighters were scattered across the Nezperce National Forest north of the Salmon River, where some 61 lightning-sparked wildfires burned. The largest, a 50-acre blaze in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, threatened the Shissler Peak Lookout, but a fireline was constructed southwest of the tower and the fire bombarded with retardant so the lookout did not have to be evacuated." (Twin Falls Times-News)
August 11, 2012: The lookout was threatened by the Vista fire, the tower was wrapped and the lookout staff was transported by helicopter to Gardiner Peak.