History of Whitewater State Park

collage of park landscapes

In 1919, citizens from southeast Minnesota succeeded in lobbying the legislature to establish Whitewater State Park. This page archives some of the content we collected to commemorate the park's centennial anniversary.

Podcast: Whitewater Stories

Episode 1: Visitor Stories

Have you ever thought of camping as therapy? Or more specifically, as an anecdote to divorce woes?

What about visiting a park to find love?

Do you have a special secret place outdoors where you go to get away from the hectic stress of the busy world and to find solitude and peace?

Whitewater State Park in Minnesota has provided countless visitors with these sorts of experiences. Learn more about this special place.



Episode 2: Staff Stories

Timber rattlesnakes, big floods, and women park rangers.

What do all of these things have in common?

Give up?

You can find them all at Whitewater State Park in Minnesota. Stick around for our podcast to learn more about this special place.




Staff stories

"A Whitewater World" (Live performance)

Visitor stories



The Paradise of Minnesota – 100 Years of Whitewater State Park (23 MB)









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