Pequot Fire Tower
US 61, MN 2

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 61, MN 2 (view other lookouts in United States, Minnesota)
Date Registered June 2, 1993
Nominated by Curt Cogan, MN DNR District Forester
Location Paul M. Thiede Fire Tower Park
Crow Wing County, Minnesota
Coordinates N 46° 36.312' W 094° 17.704' (view using Google Maps)
N 46° 36' 19" W 094° 17' 42"
N 46.605200° W 094.295065°
Elevation 1,334 ft (407 m)
Administered by Crow Wing County
Cooperators Minnesota Division of Forestry


Minnesota’s second listing, Pequot Lookout Tower, was built by the CCC and MN-DNR Division of Forestry crews in 1934. At 100’ with a 7x7 cab, it is still valued as a detection site in the popular wooded lakes region of central Minnesota.

The tower is now the centerpiece of Paul M. Thiede Fire Tower Park, named after a former Crow Wing County commissioner who spearheaded preservation of the tower.


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