Jasper Peak Fire Tower
US 1279, MN 11

Photo courtesy of Jacob Hufnagle

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1279, MN 11 (view other lookouts in United States, Minnesota)
Date Registered June 5, 2018
Nominated by Jacob Hufnagle
Location Saint Louis County, Minnesota
Coordinates N 47° 48.820' W 092° 12.921' (view using Google Maps)
N 47° 48' 49" W 092° 12' 55"
N 47.813672° W 092.215344°
Elevation 1,627 ft (496 m)
Built 1934
Administered by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources


Jacob Peak Fire Tower was is a 60-foot steel internal stairway tower constructed in 1934. It is not the first tower at this site.

Minnesota state forester William T. Cox said of a previous tower at this site in 1920: "The equipment for the Jasper Peak Lookout at Tower was completed and gave excellent service this season. This is perhaps the most valuable observation post in the state. It gives a view over a large scope of country and has saved many times its cost by making possible quick action on fires."


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