Where to go: Hike down to the waterfall area or any of the wonderful trails along the bluff line on the campground side of the park.
What you'll see: We are just past peak color but, pockets of vibrant color remain in places along the Minnesota River Valley and on the Bluff Line trails near the campground side of the park.
Also of interest: The Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway,State Highway 68,is adjacent to the park and is a lovely drive to see fall colors.Last updated: October 23, 2014
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54497 Gadwall Road
5 miles west of Mankato on State Highway 68 and U.S. Highway 169.
Best time to contact the park:
Minneopa State Park is open year round 8am-10pm. Office hours vary. If park staff is not available please leave a message. Self registration is located outside the park office on County Road 69/Gadwall Road, on the Falls side of the park.