November 14, 1935: "The Stony Hill Fire Tower closed Tuesday for the season. Observer W.S. Miller reported 43 fires and 261 visitors for the year 1935." (The County Review)
April 2, 1936: "Stony Hill Fire Tower was opened last week Thursday, by order of the State Conservation Commission. Warden S. Miller was re-appointed as observer." (The County Review)
April 16, 1936: "Director of Lands and Forests Kinne T. Williams, of Albany, N.Y., assistant director of lands and forests, Arthur S. Hopkins, of Saranac Lake, N.Y., and C.E. Dare, district ranger, of Selden, made an inspection of Stony Hill Fire Tower and conservation fire truck Wednesday, April 8. Observer Warden Miller was called to Selden on business Monday." (The County Review)
May 28, 1936: "Observer W.S. Miller of Stony Hill Fire Tower reported thirty-four fires for the months of April and May." (The County Review)
October 1959: In a cost cutting effort the State abandoned the lookout services. A transfer of title was made to Suffolk County, so that future protection could be handled by the county.