Inspiration Peak State Wayside

       
   

Area and County

    Otter Tail County
    Northwest Minnesota
     
 

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Size

83 acres

 
 
Maps
     
 
Parking

N46 08.265, W95 34.681

 
Hiking Trails

0.6 mile

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification Province  

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)  

Hardwood Hills

Land Type Association(s)

Urbank Moraine

 
Native Plant Communities1

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Southern)

Pin Oak - Bur Oak Woodland


Ownership Minnesota DNR logo        
 
Links

Minnesota DNR

State Park Waysides

Brochure

Otter Tail County


Comments

Inspiration Peak, at 1,750 feet, the second highest point in the state.

The ¼ mile climb from the parking lot to the peak has several benches along the way.


Visits

5/18/2000

  9/8/2011        

 

 

 

 

       

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Wayside Entrance

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View From the Top

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  Hiking up to Inspiration Peak
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Uploaded on Sep 29, 2011

It's probably one of the last nice weather days we'll have here in Minnesota for a the rest of the year, so we picked up a friend of ours and took off to go hiking up to the second-highest peak in Minnesota -- Inspiration Peak. It's a nice lookout. Not breath-taking if you've hiked in the mountains anywhere, but it's pretty good for MN. We packed our dinner and took it up there with us to eat. The kids loved it and we enjoyed being outside.

 
     
  Inspiration Peak, Ottertail County, MN 2006
Randy Cadwell
 
   
 
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Published on Aug 22, 2013

Among the rolling glacial moraine of central Minnesota sits Inspiration Peak. The park is maintained by the MN State Parks service. This is a feature I did in 2006 for the ACS channel 14 LocaLiNC for the show "Voices on MainStreet:

 
     
  Macie E visits Inspiration Peak in Otter Tail County
wyndmere58081
 
   
 
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Published on Nov 24, 2013

Macie runs up Inspiration Peak to see fall colors and find Sasquatch. October 18, 2013.

 
     
  My Trek To Inspiration Peak
Carl Kuyath
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Oct 6, 2011

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