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Address: Preston, MN
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+1 507-352-5111
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This park, containing the largest cave in Minnesota, is especially popular...

This park, containing the largest cave in Minnesota, is especially popular with trout fishers, hikers and horseback riders.

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Quiet & Peaceful

This is a great state park with some wonderful hiking trails. There isn't an official beach but there is a swimming hole you can cool off in. Lots of wooded areas to camp... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 September 2015
Rebecca R
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Willmar, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The campsite okay, the staff, rude, to the point of being nasty and mean. Never going in that direction again

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

There wasn't a whole lot to do in this park. We walked through the historic forestville area, which was not clearly marked, trying to figure out what we were supposed to be doing. A tour guide rudely informed us and our 3 small children that we weren't allowed to wander around there and didn't even bother to tell us how... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

This is a great state park with some wonderful hiking trails. There isn't an official beach but there is a swimming hole you can cool off in. Lots of wooded areas to camp. Bathrooms & showers very clean!

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1 Thank Rebecca R
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Enjoyed the walking and horse riding trails. They can be challenging if you don't walk a lot of hills.

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Thank Terry D
Bloomington, Minnesota
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

There was nothing to the main park, as far as we could tell - an ampitheater and a boring trail down a boring creek. We mostly went for the caves, but the 'main park area' was pretty disappointing.

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1 Thank Jason S
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

We like to go to Minnesota State Parks. This park has nice hiking and is beautiful. The terrain varied so there is some challenge. The map given was topographical so you knew the elevations- very helpful. The trails were clear, but could have been marked better in the Historic Forestville site.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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195 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

This is a very cool state park. We walked a trail with kids and saw the bluffs. Worth the $5 parking pass for the day.

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the park. It is a hidden gem in Southern MN. Got in some fly fishing too. Campgrounds were nice, a bit harder to get to the shower houses in places.

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

The quiet woods fast running ice cold river next to your campsite is nature at its best. Campsites are roomy and private.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

We have been to Forestville State Park several times. We enjoy the quiet camping, and for me I really enjoy that we have no cell phone service in the park, takes away any temptations. Bathroom are fairly clean, we stay in the camping area that is further away from the showers because we prefer the increased privacy, seems quieter however... More 

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