Sandy Lake Fire Tower
US 65, MN 3

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 65, MN 3 (view other lookouts in United States, Minnesota)
Date Registered September 18, 1993
Nominated by Larry Bunge, District Forester, Minn. DNR
Location Savanna State Forest
Aitkin County, Minnesota
Coordinates N 46° 44.298' W 093° 15.882' (view using Google Maps)
N 46° 44' 18" W 093° 15' 53"
N 46.738300° W 093.264700°
Elevation 1,290 ft (393 m)
Administered by Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources
Cooperators Minnesota Division of Forestry and Big Sandy Lake Association


Big Sandy Lake Fire Tower is a 94’ tower with 7x7’ cab constructed in 1933 by the Minnesota Division of Forestry. The lookout is one of the few manufactured by the Pittsburg-Des Moines Co. Still active and very popular as a tourist attraction, the lookout was restored in 1992.


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