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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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Gorgeous Waterfall and Mushroom!!

I had a fabulous time hiking in the woods and sitting by the waterfall just relaxing and listening... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mesa, Arizona
A nice place for a picnic and a hike.

Spent an afternoon at the Big woods ($7 day pass). Actual bathrooms in the lodge (no outhouse... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Scenic park whose forest is part of the Big Woods.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good45%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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9700 170th St E, Nerstrand, MN 55053-2703
+1 507-334-8848
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a fabulous time hiking in the woods and sitting by the waterfall just relaxing and listening to the sounds of the fall. Another weekday provided me a serene environment with very little other people there. There were a few who came by for...More

Thank charylec
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent an afternoon at the Big woods ($7 day pass). Actual bathrooms in the lodge (no outhouse- women will understand this importance), the picnic area was a typical picnic area, and the trail we used was well maintained for the hike. The signs were informative...More

Thank BiracialTravelWoman
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We were traveling around photographing waterfalls and found one here. A short hike into the woods and there it was. A very nice waterfall in the woods. It wasn't very busy at all. A few small kids playing in the water and a couple sitting...More

Thank Cindy6074
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Recently went camping at nerstrand state park in Minnesota nice state park well maintained clean showers and rest rooms friendly staff nice maintained hiking trails beautiful picnic area for family gatherings

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

this is a state park with camping, hiking, picnic spots and a waterfall. it is very clean and natural. trails are well marked with maps at junctions. there are signs explaining the local flowers and the history of the area. they have an information visitors...More

Thank avasdad
Reviewed 22 June 2017

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 14 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
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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.