1954: "An eighty foot galvanized steel lookout tower with octagonal glass enclosed cabin and observer's living quarters, 14' x 20', was built on a high hill southwest of Skiff Lake in order to give better protection to forest lands in southwestern York County. No telephone lines were built to this lookout station since radio will be used." (118th Annual report of the Department of Lands and Mines)
1955: "The road to Skiff Lake Lookout Station was improved and gravelled on certain sections in ranger district 4-6." (119th Annual Report of the Department of Lands and Mines)
1965: "The interior of the Skiff Lake Tower was renovated." (129th Annual Report of the Department of Lands and Mines, year ending 3/31/1966)
1966: "Skiff Lake tower cabin painted on the inside." (130th Annual report of the Department of Lands and Mines, year ending 3/31/1967)
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