Ash River Lookout
US 1286, MN 12
August 2018 photo

August 2018 photo - courtesy of Jacob Hufnagle

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1286, MN 12 (view other lookouts in United States, Minnesota)
Date Registered October 5, 2018
Nominated by Jacob Hufnagle
Location Kabetogama State Forest
Saint Louis County, Minnesota
Coordinates N 48° 24.394' W 092° 47.231' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 24' 24" W 092° 47' 14"
N 48.406572° W 092.787191°
Elevation 1,372 ft (418 m)
Built 1935
Administered by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources


This 81-foot Pittsburgh-Des Moines windmill-style tower is one of the only examples of its type in the United States. An octagonal cab is attached to the top of the tower where a windmill would otherwise be mounted.

There is a second set of concrete anchors on the site from a previous tower that was built in 1924 and removed in 1935.


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