Great River Bluffs State Park
This is beautiful bluff country! The park contains two Scientific and Natural Areas (SNAs), King's and Queen's Bluff. The King's Bluff trail offers a breathtaking view of the Mississippi River Valley. Bring your binoculars; the river valley is a major flyway for waterfowl, eagles, and hawks.
Explore the diversity in this park: oak-hickory and maple-basswood forests, pine plantations, fields, and goat prairies offer visitors excellent hiking and a diversity of wildlife. Look for ruffed grouse, wild turkeys, coyotes, and many species of songbirds.
Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.
The campground will close for the season on Sunday, October 18, 2015. Water will be turned off and the shower building will be winterized.
There will be a deer hunt in Great River Bluffs State Park on October 25 through October 26. Portions of the park will be open during the hunt and portions closed. Open hunting areas will be for youth hunters only. Closed portions of the park will be available for normal park use such as hiking. There will be no camping available during the hunt.
For more information: state parks during fall hunting season.
(Updated Oct. 7, 2015)
Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.
The campground is open for camping until October 18, 2015. There is drinking water in the campground. The shower building is open.
Read what's happening at the park. Here's the issue of "Bluff and Valley".
Purchase a Minnesota State Parks Gift Card.
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 Great River Bluffs State Park.
Campers needing firewood when staff is not available may purchase bundles by self pay at the Welcome Center.
Check out the bird checklist for Great River Bluffs State Park.
General office hours are: M-Th 9-3. Friday 9-9. Saturday 9-8. Sunday 9-5. Office may be closed while staff work in the park. Please call 507-643-6849 to schedule an office visit.
43605 Kipp Drive
Winona, MN 55987
Approximately 20 miles southeast of Winona at the junction of U.S. Highway 61 and Interstate 90. Park entrance is accessed off of County Road 3. Coming from the west or southeast via I90, take exit 267 and follow park signs. Coming from Winona, south on Hwy 61 (just past mile marker 15), take a right on County Road 3 for 4 miles to the park entrance.