The Historic Pilot Knob (HPK) site consists of 27 acres of public land located at the convergence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers, known as ‘Bdote’ and held sacred by the Dakota people. The site is within Oheyawahe/Pilot Knob, a 112-acre site, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2017. Historic Pilot Knob is owned by the City of Mendota Heights. In 2019, the City formed a Task Force made up of representatives from the City, Dakota County, Acacia Park Cemetery, and Pilot Knob Preservation Association (PKPA). The Task Force has been directed to focus on capital improvements, natural resources management, and interpretation. The Dakota people regard the Oheyawahe site (a sacred place much visited) as having historical and on-going significance.

Native restoration of the site began in 2006. The project is now in phase II of its restoration efforts, with the ultimate goal of restoring the site to pre-settlement vegetative communities, including native prairie and oak savanna. Mendota Heights partners with Great River Greening to aid in the restoration of the Oheyawahe/Pilot Knob Historic Area.