Fire towers and scenic views

Views overlooking state parks and a firetower

The best views in Minnesota state parks


Whether you want to climb a fire tower or hike to a scenic overlook, you’re sure to see some beautiful sights at these state parks.

Fire towers you can climb:

Climb this fire tower to see views of what's been called "Minnesota's last true wilderness."

This tower offers stunning views of Minnesota's first state park.

This 100 foot observation tower is a perfect stop to see fall colors.

This fire tower was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps back in 1937.

Get a bird's eye view of limestone bluffs and deep ravines at the top of this tower.

Great views:

View the Mississippi River from historic Chippewa Lookout.

See beautiful Lake Pepin from one of many overlooks.

Hike the Kings Bluff Trail for breathtaking views of the Mississippi River Valley.

Climb the cliffs for views of the St. Croix River gorge.

Hike up Mount Tom and see forest, farmland, prairie, and lakes.


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