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Whitewater State Park

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Where to go: Hike along Trout Run Creek Trail to see maples, basswood, ash, ironwood and several other tree species beginning to turn color.

What you'll see: Late season flowers are blooming including jewelweed (AKA spotted Touch Me Not), asters, woodland sunflowers, sneeze weed, goldenrods, white snakeroot, and the brillant but poisonous red berries of the Jack-in-the-Pulpit.

Also of interest: Check out the prairie butterfly garden in front of the visitor center for a variety of late season flowers in bloom. The garden has been busy with a variety of bees and butterflies!

Last updated: September 1, 2015 

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Getting there

19041 Highway 74
Altura, MN 55910

Located 3 miles south of Elba on State Highway 74.


Phone: 507-932-3007

Email: whitewater.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.