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43605 Kipp Drive Winona, MN 55987
Parking Permit Required: $7/day
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 08:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tue. 08:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wed. 08:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thu. 08:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Fri. 08:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sat. 08:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sun. 08:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Great River Bluffs State Park is located in Winona Minnesota — approximately two hours southeast of the Twin Cities.  The park offers spectacular views of nature, night skies and wildlife.  Families can stop for the day to hike and picnic or stay the night at the campground.

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7 Ideas for Family Fun at Great River Bluffs State Park

  1. Hike to the Scenic Blufftop for picturesque views of the Mississippi River Valley. The best time for this is fall, when the trees are changing colors.
  2. Go BirdwatchingBirding Checklist: What to Pack for Birdwatching
  3. Explore the native prairies – known as goat prairies. This is where you might get lucky and see some wildlife.
  4. Bring a camera to “collect” wildflowers.  You can’t pick flowers in State Parks, but you can photograph or draw them in a nature journal
  5. Pack a picnic for lunch outdoors
  6. Book a campsite and stay the weekend.
  7. Stargaze (if you are staying the night). The stars at State Parks are amazing compared the light-polluted Twin Cities. The DNR has been replacing outdoor lighting with less intrusive lighting systems.

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