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Upper Mississippi Area

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointHeight of Land Lookout (2005 ft/611 m)
CountriesUnited States (95%), Canada (5%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesMinnesota (29%), Iowa (27%), Wisconsin (18%), Missouri (12%), Illinois (10%), Manitoba (4%), Ontario (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area206,150 sq mi / 533,929 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent838 mi / 1,349 km North-South
517 mi / 832 km East-West
Center Lat/Long44° 36' N; 92° 7' W
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Map of Upper Mississippi Area
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Upper Mississippi Area.
Midwest-Great Lakes AreaLevel 3 (Parent)
         Upper Mississippi AreaLevel 4
                 Mississippi HeadwatersLevel 5 (Child)
                 Mississippi-Missouri River PlainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan PlainsLevel 5 (Child)
         Superior UplandLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Lower Peninsula-HeartlandLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Southern OntarioLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Upper Mississippi Area

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Height of Land Lookout2005611Mississippi Headwaters
2.Rib Mountain1924586Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains
3.Anchor Hill1895578Mississippi Headwaters
4.Wolf Lake Lookout1860+567+Mississippi Headwaters
5.Strawberry Mountain1854565Mississippi Headwaters
6.Thorpe Lookout Tower1840+561+Mississippi Headwaters
7.Hubbard County High Point1840+561+Mississippi Headwaters
8.Mahnomen County High Point1820+555+Mississippi Headwaters
9.Otter Tail County High Point1790+546+Mississippi Headwaters
10.Toad Mountain1755535Mississippi Headwaters
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Height of Land Lookout2005611Mississippi Headwaters
2.Rib Mountain1924586Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan Plains
3.Dickinson County High Point1570+479+Mississippi-Missouri River Plains



Photos of Peaks in the Upper Mississippi Area

Charles Mound

A bitter cold winter's day on the highest point in Illinois (1992-03-10).
Cook County High Point
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on the high point; 1) my friend, Dennis, with Helm Woods Nature Preserve behind, and 2) someone's lawn in the opposite direction (2014-07-12). Photo by John E Sarna.
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