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Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

9700 170th St E, Nerstrand, MN 55053-2703
+1 507-334-8848
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If you like hiking this is a good place to do it.

We have visited a number of parks. This one definitely had a lot of trees. The park does have a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
A minor expectation to the norm of state park achievements

I've never felt compelled to review this park until now. I live within driving distance and given... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
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Scenic park whose forest is part of the Big Woods.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good50%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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9700 170th St E, Nerstrand, MN 55053-2703
+1 507-334-8848
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have visited a number of parks. This one definitely had a lot of trees. The park does have a program called Hiking Passport Club. We did that trail for this walk (if you belong to the club which there is a one time fee...More

Thank garyaverill1
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I've never felt compelled to review this park until now. I live within driving distance and given that the MN state park system is a jewel in our state, I feel lucky to be this close to one of them. Albeit, this park is smaller...More

2  Thank JCJake
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My best friend and I went hiking through Nerstrand Big Woods on a lovely October Monday. It was a perfect place for talking while getting lots of steps on leaf-filled trails. It was an enjoyable and easy hike around the looping trails. I did find...More

Thank MNAuthor
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Make plans to visit this park next spring to view the flowers! Nerstrand Woods is one of the best places to view these beautiful flowers in abundance! The forest floor is literally white with blooms!

1  Thank poolboy12
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This park packs a lot into a modest sized package. The scenery is beautiful. I can't wait to see it with the Fall colors. The trails are user friendly to most anybody that is modestly physically fit and stable. I wouldn't recommend wheel chairs or...More

1  Thank Jean W
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We love this state park. We live close but visit often as for the park changes daily with the seasons. Great family gathering site whether you want to hike or just relax with a BBQ

1  Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The falls is a small hike and back if you don't have a lot of time. If you like there are longer hikes and plenty of options for camping as well. Or you can just go for a day picnic and enjoy the old shade...More

3  Thank Melanie C
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We are avid campers at MN state parks, so having seen a few, I feel like I can offer a decent bit of insight. First, as the title indicates, the park itself is a forest oasis in farm country. The trails are in good shape,...More

3  Thank catfishcorsair
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Love the hikes and waterfall. We'll be back for more hiking and possible camping. One of the trails was muddy and hard to navigate due to rain. They also have a picnic shelter & sand volleyball. The park staff were helpful.

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the campground for two nights. Our site had electric and water. The restrooms were clean and modern. The Rangers patrolled the park regularly.

Thank Jill G
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Is there anything there that can be done by car. I cannot walk very far due to health reasons
13 August 2016|
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Response from ekhomme | Reviewed this property |
About all you could do is drive through the camp ground. All the trails are walking trails.