Monday, April 28, 2014

Kenney Lake Overlook

Kenney Lake
Minnesota Highway 18

Kenney Lake Overlook is located along MN 18 about 2.5 miles north of the Garrison Concourse. The overlook serves as a roadside parking area. The overlook wall and other features were built by the CCC from Garrison in 1939.

Overlook wall and parking area

South end 'niche', with stairs and terrace


Steps and second terrace

Overlook wall and granite curbing

North end below the "niche"

North "niche"
Kenney Lake

Kenney Lake Overlook, Circa 1939 (Mn/DOT photo) 1

Kenney Lake Overlook, Aug. 1997 1

The site originally included two curving stone benches and granite curbing. The curbing remains. The original plan included drinking water, three picnic tables, two fireplaces, and two toilets. A second parking area was designed to be just to the south but appears it was never built.

1 Susan Granger, Scott Kelly, and Kay Grossman. (1998, December). Historic Roadside Development Structures on Minnesota Trunk Highways. Minnesota Department of Transportation.