City of Mendota Heights, Pilot Knob

City of Mendota Heights – Pilot Knob


Pilot Knob is a 23-acre site that has significant ecological, scenic, cultural and historic value. It provides connectivity and buffering to ecological resources at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers. The area is well known for bird observation of numerous uncommon and rare species and provides outstanding vistas of the river valleys, historic Fort Snelling and downtown Minneapolis. It is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a key connection in an existing wildlife habitat corridor. Two Natural and Scenic Area grants and two Remediation Fund grants were awarded to the City to help acquire and protect this area.


Deciduous Woods

Grant Funding

Natural and Scenic Area Grant


2003, 2005 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund



2006 Bonding


Remediation Fund Grant


2006, 2007 Remediation Fund



From Hwy 494, exit on Pilot Knob and head north until dead end.

From Minneapolis take Hwy 55 to Hwy 110, turn right on Hwy 13 to Acacia Blvd. Turn right on Acacia to Pilot Knob Road, turn right on Pilot Knob and continue to dead end.


City of Mendota Heights, City Office 651-452-1850