Minneopa State Park
There is approximately 4 inches of snow on the ground. The daily melting and freezing have made for icy snow conditions in the morning and sticky conditions in the afternoon. Minneopa does not groom for cross country ski or snowmobile, but the 5 mile loop around the bison enclosure can be used for skiing.
The un-groomed trail is available to skiers, snowshoes and hikers. The trail runs through oak savanna vegetation overlooking the Minnesota River and native prairie. A variety of wildlife can be seen including bison.
You can snowshoe anywhere in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas, except on trails that are specifically groomed for another activity, such as skiing or snowmobiling.
- There is 1 year-round camper cabin, available Thursday - Sunday during winter season.
Last updated on January 03, 2020. Local snow depth is 4".
54497 Gadwall Road
Mankato, MN 56001-8219
Travel south of Mankato on Highway 169. Turn west on Highway 68 and proceed approximately one and one half miles to campground entrance. Turn right (north) into the campground side of the park and go right at the next road intersection. The trail begins at the east side of the parking lot.
Parking is available at the trail head lot near the group camp.
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Contact hours are Friday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.