Whitewater State Park Turns 100!

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In 1919, citizens from southeast Minnesota succeeded in lobbying the legislature to establish Whitewater State Park. Today, the rugged landscape of Whitewater State Park is a mecca for trout fishing, bird watching, hiking and camping in the geologically diverse Driftless area (untouched by the last glaciers). Join us throughout 2019 to celebrate the history of this special place!

To commemorate this milestone, a photo booklet titled, "The Paradise of Minnesota – 100 Years of Whitewater State Park," was assembled to introduce visitors to the park's rich history.

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Park visitors will also have the opportunity to celebrate the Centennial Anniversary by participating in a variety of special events scheduled throughout the year.

Events Calendar

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08/22/19

Nature Time at the Beach

Whitewater State Park

08/23/19

Nature Time at the Beach

Whitewater State Park

08/23/19

Meet Smokey Bear and the Yellow Shirt Crew

Whitewater State Park

08/24/19

100 Years in Paradise - Voices of Whitewater State Park

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08/24/19

Pollinator Walk

Whitewater State Park

08/24/19

Make Your Own Walking Stick

Whitewater State Park

08/24/19

The Paradise of Minnesota - Voices of Whitewater State Park

Whitewater State Park

08/24/19

A Hardwoods Home Companion: Time Travelling

Whitewater State Park

08/25/19

Intro to Trout Fishing

Whitewater State Park

08/25/19

Whitewater State Park Centennial Event - Theater in the Park

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08/29/19

Nature Time at the Beach

Whitewater State Park

08/30/19

Bats in the Blufflands

Whitewater State Park

08/31/19

Fossil Field Trip

Whitewater State Park

08/31/19

Catch a Monarch

Whitewater State Park

08/31/19

POW Camp at Whitewater

Whitewater State Park

08/31/19

Campfire Astronomy

Whitewater State Park

09/01/19

Intro to Trout Fishing

Whitewater State Park

09/01/19

Live Peregrine Falcon

Whitewater State Park

09/01/19

Snakes of the Blufflands

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09/07/19

Baby Turtle Rescue Field Trip

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09/14/19

Centennial Event - Whitewater Valley Archaeology and History Festival

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09/28/19

Caving Field Trip

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10/17/19 - 10/20/19

Centennial Event - Geology Gathering

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11/01/19 - 11/30/19

Centennial Event - History Mystery Geocache Challenge

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11/16/19

Tundra Swan Field Trip

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11/29/19

Turkey Hike

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