Elba Fire Tower
US 7, MN 1

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 7, MN 1 (view other lookouts in United States, Minnesota)
Date Registered October 30, 1990
Nominated by Harold Becker, Manager, Minnesota Division of Parks & Recreation, Whitewater State Park
Location Whitewater State Park
Winona County, Minnesota
Coordinates N 44° 05.316' W 092° 00.666' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 05' 19" W 092° 00' 40"
N 44.088600° W 092.011100°
Elevation 1,029 ft (314 m)
Administered by Minnesota Division of Parks & Recreation
Cooperators Elba Booster Club, Whitewater Wildlife Management Area, Crystal Springs Trout Hatchery, Lewiston Forestry Station


Elba Tower was constructed by the CCC in 1936 and is the farthest south of Minnesota's fire towers. No longer manned by the State Division of Forestry, the lookout is located on Division of Wildlife land immediately adjacent to Whitewater State Park. The 110-foot tower, with a 7- by 7-ft. cab, was transferred to the Division of State Parks for restoration and use as an interpretive site.


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