Click on the link below to review excerpts from Report of the Wisc. Special Legislative Committee on Forestry 1915. This brief table illustrates a government cabin kept at Rest Lake in 1915 with key details of other buildings. This cabin’s location is unclear but would require a few acres of land to accommodate the buildings and likely would be associated with the area around the Rest Lake Dam and the Lookout Tower.
The Ranger Cabin pictured below from the northwoods as an exemplar included the Lookout Tower as part of context. This image came from a 1913 Forestry Report and the site is from the region but not Rest Lake.
The red arrow in this 1937 aerial photo illustrates a clearing around the lookout tower that contains several buildings. This is likely the site of the Rest Lake Ranger Station. The yellow arrow marks the Tower Bar (Anglers) for context.