California Department of Forestry / U.S. Forest Service Co-op
October 19, 1951: "The first cooperative forest fire lookout station in the Humboldt-Del Norte area was established this year with five companies and the U.S. Forest Service sharing jointly the costs of operation. The lookout is located at Red Mountain." (Redwood Journal Press-Dispatch)
May 3, 1954: "Red Mountain lookout station maintained by five lumber companies and the U.S. Forest Service, was denuded of all glass in its windows. The damage was placed at $250. Four young men arrested for this act, have confessed, and a hearing for them has been set for May 7 in Del Norte county." (Humboldt Standard)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - RED MOUNTAIN LOT 1966 PID - MX1278 STATE/COUNTY- CA/DEL NORTE COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - KLAMATH GLEN (1982)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1966 (EHS) THE STATION IS LOCATED ON THE TOP OF RED MOUNTAIN, A PROMINENT, TIMBERED MOUNTAIN, AIRLINE ABOUT 22 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CRESCENT CITY, 9 MILES EAST OF THE COASTLINE, AND 6-3/4 MILES EAST OF KLAMATH. THE STATION IS THE CENTER AND TOP OF THE SHINGLED ROOF OF THE RED MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT TOWER, A SHEET METAL ENCLOSED BUILDING, 16 FEET SQUARE AT THE BASE, 30 FEET FROM THE GROUND TO THE FLOOR OF THE LOOKOUT GALLERY, AND 42 FEET FROM THE GROUND TO THE TOP OF THE ROOF.