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Great view at the top but a little scary climbing all those steps

Great view at the top but a little scary climbing all those steps. While it is sturdy, the tower... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Linda M
Rochester, Minnesota
Lots of climbing!

It's a great view in the fall with leaf colors. Be prepared to do some exercise as it's a bit of a... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Kevin G
Clear Lake, Minnesota
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great view at the top but a little scary climbing all those steps. While it is sturdy, the tower shakes as additional people are climbing up behind.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We visited here excited to see a beautiful view of Pequot Lakes just to be let down. The tower is fenced off (with barbed wire around the top), and no trespassing signs posted all over it. When we visited, part of the fence was pushed...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 28 August 2017

It's a great view in the fall with leaf colors. Be prepared to do some exercise as it's a bit of a climb just to get to the base of the tower.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The hike via the woods to get to the tower is wonderful, deep woods with different grades. Once you arrive at the tower, the mechanics of the tower is built with wood risers so we did not feel safe going too high. Disappointing tower but...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Matt S
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Rather sad. Trash all over the place, broken glass, etc. Not worth the climb up the hill unless you like a short walk in the woods. That was nice!

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank RetiredOhioTravelers
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Quick easy hike, about a 10 minute walk on marked trail then up a few flights of stairs to enjoy an awesome view. Won't be too much of a workout if you're in decent shape, but it's worthwhile. Tip: use these coordinates and look for...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank MarilkaV
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

How often can you still climb a fire tower? It was great! With the road construction there was no one else around until we had been there about 45 mins and a family with younger kids showed up. It is awesome that they keep this...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Lee L
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Kids will love it! its a tower... nuff said. Views are great. They lock the tower station sometimes.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Joel W
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Easy 10-15 minute hike from the parking lot to the tower. The hike is shaded with big trees. The firetower was open and you were able to get near the very top. The platform hatch to the observation deck was locked. Besides the graffiti, it...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Brett W
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The Fire Tower, when open to the public, allows amazing views of the Pequot and Breezy Point area. There is a parking lot and a well worn path leading up to the tower. Wear proper shoes (NOT sandals/flip flops) for the hike up as it...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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