Fergus Falls, Minnesota: Continental Divide Tripod

A giant surveyor's tripod stands at a spot that formerly claimed to mark the Continental Divide, but now no longer does.

Big Chief Cafe

Address:
22518 Big Chief Rd, Fergus Falls, MN
Directions:
I-94 exit 61, northeast side. It's on the northeast corner of Hwy 82 and Big Chief Rd, across Big Chief Rd from the Big Chief cafe and gas station.
Phone:
218-739-9648
Admission:
Free.
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Continental divide tripod.

Continental Divide Tripod

It's next to truck stop. The site has plenty of parking. Also has a bison statue and a picnic shelter modeled after a log cabin.

[Corey, 08/05/2021]

Continental Divide Tripod.

Continental Divide Tripod

Kinda run down now. Still no explanatory signs.

[TheKGB, 07/24/2021]
Continental Divide Marker

Sign is no longer there. Not the true divide.

[Jhill, 10/14/2020]

The giant surveyor's tripod and buffalo are still there, but no signs explain their purpose, and the property is overgrown. Maybe this place was shut down by the Continental Divide police.

Continental Divide Marker

The sign is gone, so without using the RA app I wouldn't have even known what this was for. Info in the cabin is very sparse.

[Jeremy, 07/11/2017]

Not divided on their opinion of this attraction.

Continental Divide Marker

Not worth the trip. No cool markers or signage, just a small bit of historical information regarding the continental divide.

[Robin, 08/12/2016]

Yeah, how difficult would it be to embed a straight line in the ground and mark it "Continental Divide," right? That said, we like the for-map-nerds oversized surveyor's transit-level and tripod, and the Information Center Continental Divide sign out front.


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