State Historic Preservation Office

Kenney Lake Overlook

Name of Property: Kenney Lake Overlook
City or Vicinity: Garrison Township
County: Crow Wing County
State: MN
Name of Photographer: Scott Kelly
Date of Photographs: October 2014

Documentation (PDF)

Kenney Lake Overlook with Highway 18 in the foreground (camera facing westnorthwest).

The traffic island edged with granite curbing (camera facing northwest).

The overlook wall with the terrace at left center. In the foreground is the open picnic area (camera facing northwest).

The overlook wall’s 165-foot-long central section with adjacent walkway and granite curbing (camera facing southeast).

The terrace area at the southeast end of the overlook wall (camera facing southsoutheast).

The granite staircase leading from the terrace down to the lakeshore (camera facing north).

Steps leading from the sunken terrace to center of the overlook wall and the parking area (camera facing northwest).

The rounded seating area at the northwest end of the overlook wall, labeled “niche” on the original plans. Two curved concrete and stone benches originally rested against the wall on the turf floor. In the foreground and at center right are portions of the site’s granite curbing (camera facing northwest).

A drainage outlet on the side of the niche designed to resemble a castle’s defensive arrow slit (camera facing southeast).


The lake side of the northwest end of the wall (camera facing southeast)..

The northwest end of the parking area with Highway 18 in the foreground (camera facing south-southeast).