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Blue Mounds State Park


Blue Mounds State Park is full of natural surprises. Start with the Sioux quartzite cliff, rising 100 feet from the plains. A bison herd grazes on the prairie. Prickly pear cactus blooms in June and July. A sea of prairie grasses and flowers sway in the wind. The park is also a favorite for birdwatchers who want to see nesting blue grosbeaks and other birds. Enjoy camping and swimming.

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Visitor Alert!

Water alert

Blue Mounds State Park received a drinking water test result on Thrusday, May 21, 2015 that tested positive for bacteria. Results from a second water test by the Minnesota Department of Health have confirmed the initial test sample. At this time, water has been turned off at the park office, trailer dump station, water spigots in the main campground, and showers and sinks in the main campground. Flush toilets will remain on. On Tuesday, May 26, we will turn off the flush toilets and decontaminate the entire system. If all goes well, drinking water, sinks and showers may be restored on Friday, May 29, 2015. We will post an update as we have more information.

Campers who stay while the water is off will be given a $4 discount per night upon arrival at the park office. Campers who wish to cancel their reservation and receive a full refund may do so by contacting the reservation call center at 866-857-2757. Campers may also modify their reservation to another park or date for no charge.

The park office will provide campers with gallon jugs of drinking water, when open. Campers may fill their RV freshwater tanks at the fill stations in Luverne or Pipestone, MN. Locations to fill your tanks before arriving at the park. The Luverne Aquatic Center will also allow our campers to shower at no charge during their regular hours.

We apologize for any inconveniences this situation might cause and hope to see you at the park this summer.

Last updated May 22, 2015

Park Notes

Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.

Virtual Tour:

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip to the park! Panoramic tour | Snapshot tour

 Take a front row seat at the 2012 Blue Mounds State Park bison roundup!

Bison roundup video

Take three minutes to enjoy a front row seat at a bison roundup, and learn about what makes our herd unique. Click the image at right to launch the video.

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Don't move firewood!

Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Blue Mounds State Park.

Birders:

Bird Checklist This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. at Blue Mounds State Park.

Park Highlights

tree Camping

tree Hiking

tree Rock Climbing

tree Wildlife

tree Buffalo Herd

tree Prairie Wildflowers / Grasses


Hours

Best time to contact the park:

Spring/Summer: Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fall/Winter: Weekends, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Contact

1410 161st Street
Luverne, MN 56156

tel: 507-283-6050

fax: 507-283-1306

email: bluemounds.statepark@state.mn.us

Getting There

From the town of Luverne, go north 4 miles on Minnesota Hwy. 75. Turn east on County Road 20 and go 1 mile to park entrance.