Minneopa State Park
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The word Minneopa comes from the Dakota language and is interpreted to mean "water falling twice," referring to the beautiful waterfalls of the Minneopa Creek. Walk the trail which encircles the falls, leading down a limestone stairway to the valley below. Ascend the opposite side and enjoy a panoramic view of the valley which reveals the underlying geology of this area. Visit Seppmann Mill, a wind driven grist mill fashioned in German style from native stone and lumber, or hike through oak savanna and native prairie grasslands overlooking the scenic Minnesota River Valley.
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The restoration of the 90-year-old Minneopa State Park waterfall bridge is complete. The public is now welcome to access the bridge. More details about the bridge dedication and other activities on Saturday, June 8th will be forthcoming!
Seasonal Camping Update:
Camping is available year-round with electricity. Water is available at the park office. The campground sanitation building, water spigots, and trailer dump station is turned off for the season.
Available at the park office: GPS units, kids' activity bags, birding kits, fishing rods and tackle, volleyball, soccer ball and horseshoes.
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Firewood Restrictions Information:
Bird Checklist Minneopa State Park.
Best time to contact the park:
Daily, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
54497 Gadwall Road
Mankato, MN 56001
5 miles west of Mankato on State Highway 68 and U.S. Highway 169.