Ben Draper Lookout
US 156, MN 5

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 156, MN 5 (view other lookouts in United States, Minnesota)
Date Registered January 19, 1996
Nominated by Gary Anderson, Program Forester, Pequot Lakes Area
Location Cass County, Minnesota
Coordinates N 46° 55.521' W 093° 55.452' (view using Google Maps)
N 46° 55' 31" W 093° 55' 27"
N 46.925350° W 093.924202°
Elevation 1,517 ft (462 m)
Administered by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Cooperators Minnesota Department of Natural Resources


The Ben Draper Lookout Tower is a 110’ Aermotor structure with 7’ x 7’ metal cab built by the CCC and the Minnesota Division of Forestry in 1937. It is located on the Land ‘o Lakes State Forest on a tract donated by Ben Draper, an early settler in the area. Still used on an emergency basis, the historic site will be interpreted with an information kiosk.


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