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Dower Lake Pier

Staples, MN
Photo by: Shelly’s Shots

At more than 600 feet long, the Dower Lake Fishing Pier is the longest pier in Minnesota. Located two miles west of Staples in the Dower Lake Recreational Area, the fishing pier was first constructed in 1906 by the Northern Pacific Railroad to service a water pipeline in the lake that was used to retrieve water for the railroad. The pier was reconstructed in 2009, following the original footprint.

Dower Lake Recreational Area also has a boat access, beach, Frisbee golf, playground, horseshoe pits, two softball fields, a 45-unit campsite with 20 electric sites and a sewer dump for recreational vehicles.

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