Mississippi Headwaters

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointHeight of Land Lookout (2005 ft/611 m)
CountriesUnited States (85%), Canada (15%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesMinnesota (76%), Manitoba (13%), Wisconsin (8%), Ontario (2%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area63,959 sq mi / 165,654 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent450 mi / 724 km North-South
286 mi / 461 km East-West
Center Lat/Long47° 25' N; 94° 12' W
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Map of Mississippi Headwaters
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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 Mississippi Headwaters.
Upper Mississippi AreaLevel 4 (Parent)
         Mississippi HeadwatersLevel 5
         Mississippi-Missouri River PlainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Mississippi-Illinois-Lake Michigan PlainsLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Mississippi Headwaters

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Height of Land Lookout2005611 
2.Anchor Hill1895578 
3.Wolf Lake Lookout1860+567+ 
4.Strawberry Mountain1854565 
5.Thorpe Lookout Tower1840+561+ 
6.Hubbard County High Point1840+561+ 
7.Mahnomen County High Point1820+555+ 
8.Otter Tail County High Point1790+546+ 
9.Toad Mountain1755535 
10.Rusk County High Point1750533 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Mississippi Headwaters

Burnett County High Point
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The fire tower at the Burnett County Highpoint (main summit contour) as seen from the west (2014-05-05). Photo by Gustav Sexauer.
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Dunnewa Benchmark
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Dunnewa Benchmark lies at the top of this mound as viewed from the east (2014-05-06). Photo by Gustav Sexauer.
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