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Fun little park

Well now I know what Minneopa means after seeing the fantastic DOUBLE waterfall! Nice and clean... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Hope, Minnesota
Beautiful falls - easy driving from the Twin Cities!

Minneopa State Park has beautiful falls and walking trails. If you don't want to camp, this is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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54497 Gadwall Rd, Mankato, MN 56001-5929
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well now I know what Minneopa means after seeing the fantastic DOUBLE waterfall! Nice and clean area. Fun walks and a very enjoyable time. Bison was fun to see and trails are very well marked.

Thank dtoftum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Minneopa State Park has beautiful falls and walking trails. If you don't want to camp, this is still worth the trip - bring food - spend part of the day! In fact, when we were there this past weekend, there was a wedding getting set...More

Thank Sandita_travels
Reviewed 12 September 2018

very nice place, great family park, waterfall, grills, nice visiting center, nice drive to see buffalo,

Thank charlottesisson1958
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great nature trails and a natural restored prairie area for pure blood Bison heard. Park is in two parts with bison heard and camping by Minnesota River. The other part concentrated around the Minneopa Falls. Plenty of fun hiking trails and has access to the...More

1  Thank Ronald P
Reviewed 27 August 2018

There is a shared wheelbarrow for bringing belongings to the camp sites that are further away. I wish we would have known that, or that there was more than one. The bison on the drive were great. For as wooded as it was there were...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the group campsite site.trains came through all night blowing their horns. You can hear cars from the road. Not a great outdoor experience. No flush toilets, shower area was not what I am use to at a state park.

Thank Theresa C
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Great time, mosquitoes not hardly present, campsite was good and campground in good order. Some wet areas as of previous rains. Bison were present but at a distance. The falls were great and flowing. First time visit, not the last.

Thank WilliamC5772
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Easy paved walk to Falls. A longer riverside hike if you want to go to the base. Bathroom facility and shelter. Great for kids.

Thank Debbi D
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We loved the waterfalls and walking trails surrounding the area. The buffalo preserve was a great educational resource. Unfortunately the mosquitos were so thick we couldn't do much hiking around mill/overlook area. The campground was on the smaller side and there were many sites damaged...More

Thank Suez4800
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We enjoy going to this park, it's just we don't go often. The waterfalls and walking paths are always a fun thing to do. There are lots of viewing benches and picnic tables. Next time, we will bring a picnic!

Thank TerriStJames
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Elizabeth V
15 July 2018|
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Response from SonofAslan | Reviewed this property |
Near the river they are pretty bad. In fact we were warned to avoid the Confluence trail because of them. On the Hiking Club trail they weren't bad near the beginning along the bison enclosure, but were fairly nasty back... More
Jennifer E
5 July 2018|
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Response from Melissa H | Reviewed this property |
No there is not, the water has algae issues and they do not recommend going in, plus the water moves very fast.
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.