- St. Regis Mountain use is significant, with traffic of over 5,000 people yearly climbing this mountain.
- St. Regis Mountain Fire Tower was the longest active fire observation station in New York State, operating from April 1910 through 1990, a total of 81 years.
- The current St. Regis Mountain Fire Tower was erected in 1918 by the NYS Conservation Commission.
- The Tower is a 35 foot steel structure manufactured by the Aermotor Company of Chicago, IL.
- Only from the cab can a full panoramic summit view be seen. On a clear day with the naked eye the Azure fire tower (12.5 miles away) and Loon Lake fire tower (14 miles away) can be seen in the distance. The summits of two mountains that used to have fire towers Debar (15 miles away) and Ampersand (13.5 miles away) can also be clearly seen. As well, the castle on Whiteface Mountain and the ski jumps from the 1980 Olympic Games can be seen. Many ponds and lakes can be seen including the following major lakes: Meacham, Clear, Upper and Lower St. Regis, Cranberry, Tupper, Saranac and Lake Placid. As well, almost all of the High Peaks of Adirondack can be seen with the naked eye with exception of some of the southern most summits.
- St. Regis Mountain Fire Tower is part of the The St. Regis Canoe Area is located in the Towns of Santa Clara, Brighton and Harriet. The area is bounded on the south by the railroad tracks of the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor and on the north by private land. Access to the unit is available to the south and east from Route 30 and the Flood wood Road. The Canoe Area is a part of a large network of recreational waterways in New York that attracts canoeists and kayakers from around the country. The St. Regis Canoe Area is the only designated canoe area in New York State. The unit includes St. Regis Mountain, St. Regis and Long Ponds, portions of the East and West Branches of the St. Regis River and fifty-six other water bodies including Little Clear Pond, Green Pond and Little Long Pond.
- Tower coordinates are: 44 deg. 24.52' N & 74 deg. 19.78' W
- This Tower is currently considered a "non-conforming" structure by the New York State Land Master Plan SLMP, and could be torn down and forever lost as a result.