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Minneopa State Park

54497 Gadwall Rd, Mankato, MN 56001-5929
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Beautiful waterfalls that are easy to get to!

The price of a day pass is $7/vehicle and is worth it. There are 2 beautiful waterfalls a short... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
West Des Moines, Iowa
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Beautiful state park!

This is a beautiful state park with a great waterfall that you don't have to hike to see. If you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Emily J
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54497 Gadwall Rd, Mankato, MN 56001-5929
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The price of a day pass is $7/vehicle and is worth it. There are 2 beautiful waterfalls a short walk from a parking lot that are worth the price of admission! There is another part of the park where you can drive through a buffalo...More

Thank DebL457
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful state park with a great waterfall that you don't have to hike to see. If you are looking for hiking I didn't feel like this park offered very much. It may have been that it has been a rainy summer in...More

Thank Emily J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoying a simple picnic in one of Minnesota's multiple state parks. It was suggested we stop at Minneopa State Park. Think it's another park? Guess again! A small fee to park if you aren't a member of MN Parks but well worth the few $$s....More

Thank Sheila D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This area has been a "drive on by" area for multiple times a year for several years. However, I am happy to say I have now been here. We chose to see the area of the park with the falls. It's an easy drive off...More

Thank IowaLakeGirl78
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked the Hiking Club Trail. It goes along the area where the bison roam and along the river. Some of it is through tall grasses and other parts go through the trees with some nice river views. Overall this is pretty flat hike. We...More

Thank 2Travel-4funNow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very beautiful park to visit! If you're wanting to hike and see some beautiful falls, this is the place!

Thank Kathleen190
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While on a road trip to South Dakota, we planned for a quick overnight in the campground. We rolled in at dusk, about 20 minutes ahead of a massive storm system. Thankfully, we passed a park ranger on her way out for the evening. We...More

Thank roadtripfamof5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bummed we could no longer hike around the base of the river, but still a great place to check out if in the area. Waterfall is beautiful and a great location to pack a picnic. We also went through the Bison Park. We saw a...More

Thank TDJ10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waterfall in one part of the park is such a surprise, and the hunt for the bison herd in the other area is always fun. The bison prairie can be driven through, and often the herd is near the road.

Thank Trish O
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Our family loves this waterfall! We visit many times throughout the year and it is always beautiful. The annual pass is very worth it and works at all of Minnesota's State Parks. They also have decent restrooms and nice picnic areas. Don't forget your bug...More

Thank JamaicaBabe82
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Gary and Sharon P
3 June 2017|
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Response from JAMES O | Reviewed this property |
You need to walk a short distance on a sidewalk. It's handicap accessible.
Sarah F
4 September 2016|
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Response from ejenn2 | Reviewed this property |
I think they can be if kept on leash.
3 September 2016|
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Response from missmegsmail1211 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see a grill, but this is a perfect picnic area!!!