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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.Hubbard County High Point1840+561+Mississippi Headwaters
7.Thorpe Lookout Tower1840+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

Rib Mountain
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Rib Mountain summit block, Marathon County, WI. Photo by Doug Urban.
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Carroll County High Point
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Looking southward while standing out in cornhusk mud pudding. Being from Oregon, I never thought I would say it rains more in Iowa! (2016-04-30). Photo by Jobe Wymore.
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Clark County High Point
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Clark County Highpoint with the "S" marking the summit. The green dots highlight the standard route. The red dots mark the more strenuous "Mountaineer's Route" (2014-05-26). Photo by Gustav Sexauer.
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Powers Bluff
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The highpoint of Wood County is next to this old radio building on top of this ridge on Powers Bluff (2016-05-02). Photo by Doug Urban.
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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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Pilot Knob
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Tower atop the mightiest county highpoint in Iowa (2016-04-30). Photo by Jobe Wymore.
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Platte Mounds
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Platte Mound as viewed from the west with the higher summit on the left and the "World's Largest M" on the right (2010-07-03). Photo by Gustav Sexauer.
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Saddle Mound
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View from Saddle Mound fire tower, Jackson Co., WI. Photo by Doug Urban.
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Grant County High Point
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Peak at "other candidate area" for Grant County HP, MN (2015-11-08). Photo by Stacey Smith.
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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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