Waterfront Lifeguard Tower

Camp Wilderness: Historic Trails

Waterfront Lifeguard Tower

Park Rapids, Minnesota 56470, United States

Created By: North Dakota State University


The Waterfront Lifeguard Tower was remodeled in 1996 with two levels and a seating area on top of the second level to keep watch on the swimming area. This tower allowed guards to keep watch over swimmers and monitor those sailing, rowing, kayaking and paddling in deeper water. The tower has 128 square feet total with storage space on the first floor and a changing area for staff on the second level. Changing rooms for campers are located nearby the beach area.

The waterfront is home to the weekly Iron Man Competitions and Watercarnival. These are activities Scouts look forward to competing in all year. The waterfront staff is charged with teaching the Swimming, Lifesaving, Rowing, and Kayaking merit badges. More recently during the summer camp has been offering scuba classes and certification opportunities. During winter camp the waterfront is used for hockey, ice fishing, and curling.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Camp Wilderness: Historic Trails


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