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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10/26/19

Providers to Parks Field Day

Whitewater State Park

10/26/19

Pioneer Cemetery Ghost Walk

Whitewater State Park

11/01/19 - 11/30/19

Centennial Event - History Mystery Geocache Challenge

Whitewater State Park

11/16/19

Tundra Swan Field Trip

Whitewater State Park

11/29/19

Turkey Hike

Whitewater State Park

12/07/19

Geocaching Adventure

Whitewater State Park

01/01/20

First Day Hike

Whitewater State Park

01/11/20

Live Golden Eagle Program

Whitewater State Park

01/25/20

Hidden History Snowshoe

Whitewater State Park

02/01/20

Snowshoe Saturdays

Whitewater State Park

02/08/20

Snowshoe Saturdays

Whitewater State Park

02/08/20

Moonlit Owl Prowl

Whitewater State Park

02/15/20

Snowshoe Saturdays

Whitewater State Park

02/22/20

Snowshoe Saturdays

Whitewater State Park

02/29/20

Snowshoe Saturdays

Whitewater State Park