Elephant Lake Lookout
US 1481, MN 16
August 2020 photo

August 2020 photo - courtesy of Jacob Hufnagle

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1481, MN 16 (view other lookouts in United States, Minnesota)
Date Registered January 8, 2021
Nominated by Jacob Hufnagle
Location St. Louis County, Minnesota
Coordinates N 48° 10.798' W 092° 45.033' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 10' 48" W 092° 45' 02"
N 48.179962° W 092.750557°
Elevation 1,473 ft (449 m)
Administered by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources


This ladder-style tower is 80 feet tall. This tower previously stood at Ash River from 1924-1935, and was later re-erected by the CCC in 1940 at Elephant Lake. This means it is likely the oldest remaining tower in Minnesota.

This tower currently houses communications equipment.


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