1920: "The equipment for the Jasper Peak Lookout at Tower was completed and gave excellent service this season. This is perhaps the most valuable observation post in the state. It gives a view over a large scope of country and has saved many times its cost by making possible quick action on fires." (Report - Minnesota Forest Service)
1934: A 60-foot steel tower was erected.
The NGS Data Sheet
DESCRIBED BY US FOREST SERVICE 1936 STATION IS ABOUT 2-1/2 MILES NORTHEAST OF TOWER, MINN., UNDER 100-FOOT STEEL LOOKOUT TOWER OF MINNESOTA STATE FOREST SERVICE, ON PROMINENT HILL KNOWN AS JASPER PEAK. TOWER IS IN NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 35, T 62 N, R 15 W, 4TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN.
TO REACH FROM TOWER, GO NORTHEAST ALONG MINNESOTA STATE HIGHWAY NO. 1 ABOUT 2-1/2 MILES, TOWER CAN BE SEEN FOR LAST 2 MILES, TO CLEARED PARKING SPACE ON RIGHT SIDE OF HIGHWAY, MARKED BY LARGE SIGN OVER DRIVEWAY JASPER PEAK LOOKOUT. TRAIL LEADS SOUTHEAST FROM THIS SPACE TO WITHIN 1/2 MILE OF TOWER AND STATION SITE.
STATION IS MARKED BY STANDARD U.S. FOREST SERVICE BRONZE DISC SET IN SMALL CONCRETE PILLAR IN BROKEN LEDGE ROCK AT CENTER OF BASE OF TOWER.
STATIONS BABBITT AND PIKE (USFS) ARE VISIBLE FROM GROUND.