|Registry Numbers||US 548, MN 8 (view other lookouts in United States, Minnesota)|
|Date Registered||February 12, 2004|
Itasca State Park
Clearwater County, Minnesota
N 47° 11.160' W 095° 11.280' (view using Google Maps)
N 47° 11' 10" W 095° 11' 17"
N 47.186000° W 095.188000°
|Elevation||1,662 ft (507 m)|
|Administered by||Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources|
|Cooperators||Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources|
The Aiton Heights fire tower has a colorful history. Originally erected by the MN Division of Forestry in the 1920s, it was moved to Itasca State Park in 1937 and assigned dual roles: visitor education and fire detection. The CCC ground house was occupied until 1957, and then later moved to serve a boat launching site. The 80’ Aermotor tower with 7’x7’ metal cab continues in service with David Quam (MN FFLA Director) as the park interpreter.