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:
Big Bog State Recreation Area
Climb this fire tower to see views of what's been called "Minnesota's last true wilderness."
Itasca State Park
This tower offers stunning views of Minnesota's first state park.
Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
This 100 foot observation tower is a perfect stop to see fall colors.
St. Croix State Park
This fire tower was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps back in 1937.
Whitewater State Park
Get a bird's eye view of limestone bluffs and deep ravines at the top of this tower.
Crow Wing State Park
View the Mississippi River from historic Chippewa Lookout.
Frontenac State Park
See beautiful Lake Pepin from one of many overlooks.
Great River Bluffs State Park
Hike the Kings Bluff Trail for breathtaking views!
Interstate State Park
Climb the cliffs for views of the St. Croix River gorge.
Sibley State Park
Hike up Mount Tom and see forest, farmland, prairie, and lakes.