Visit Tower Hill State Park to see how lead shot was made in the mid-1800s, hike challenging bluff trails, and enjoy panoramic views. Vista of woods and water From near the top of the shot tower, see the Wisconsin River and beyond DNR Photo by Joe Warren The wooden shaft and the smelter house at the top, originally built in 1831, have been rebuilt and a video program and displays show how shot was made when the shot tower was in operation. A picnic area, hiking trails, canoe landing, and a 11-site campground are also available for your use and enjoyment.