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Great River Bluffs State Park

43605 Kipp Dr, Winona, MN 55987-5817
+1 507-643-6849
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Great views of Mississippi River

We stopped in here to catch some views of the beautiful Mississippi River. After a few short... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Hopatcong, New Jersey
Beautiful park

One of the most beautiful parks we have ever been too and would go again except it doesn't even... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Mary Lou I
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Overlooking the Mississippi River, this park offers scenic views.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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43605 Kipp Dr, Winona, MN 55987-5817
+1 507-643-6849
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We stopped in here to catch some views of the beautiful Mississippi River. After a few short trails, (we had our senior dog with us) we got to take some gorgeous photos. There were longer trails and camping sites, also some picnic table, which we...More

1  Thank katyd39
Reviewed 8 August 2017

One of the most beautiful parks we have ever been too and would go again except it doesn't even have a dump station so it is too primitive for us in our senior years. The date we were there was not one of the choices...More

Thank Mary Lou I
Reviewed 5 August 2017

If you are planning on camping here, make your reservations well in advanced. We arrived 3pm on a Friday (with a reservation) and it was completely sold out. If you are from Minnesota, bring your own firewood because the wood they sell is very thin...More

Thank EasternShoreTraveler
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

This park offers miles of hiking trails with gorgeous views of the Mississippi and the bluffs that line the river. I will be back!

Thank Emily J
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We took the longest hike up to the view point. They say it takes 2 hours but it only took us 1 at a good pace. Great signage, trail maintenance, and great views. I would recommend!

Thank Eleanor N
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We hiked the 2.5 mile Minnesota State Park Hiking Club trail. It includes varied terrain, interpretive signs, and beautiful views.

Thank richie1732
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The drive to the park is pretty and there are great views within. The park has 7 miles of hiking trails which feature scenic vistas of the Mississippi River Valley. The trails are not well marked however. Pets are allowed on the trails. The campground...More

Thank 205KathyT
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Great River Bluffs State Park (Formerly known as O.L. Kipp SP) is usually not crowded so offers a great place to hike trails that go through wooded areas ending on some spectacular bluff prairies that overlook the Mississippi River.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This park was great. I especially appreciated the fire ring that was adorning Camp Site #23. It was the roundest fire ring I've ever seen. Heck, it was the roundest thing I've ever seen, period. It was said that Leonardo Da Vinci could draw a...More

1  Thank dbro1973
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous, authentic A real Winona Treasure!! How to Visit Winona and miss this State Park should be grounds for receiving a Ticket for being uninterested in great natural beauty in the bluffs of the mighty Mississippi!

Thank Froomcat
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Jaime L
22 August 2017|
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Response from EasternShoreTraveler | Reviewed this property |
There are two vault toilets, one in the parking area and another between sites 3 and 4.
2 August 2017|
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Response from Kathy B | Reviewed this property |
There are bathrooms in the picnic area and campgrounds. From the campground the trail to one overlook is not real long.
Keriann H
11 April 2017|
Response from Sara M |
No. Park is located high on bluff tops above river.