Whitewater State Park Turns 100!

Family in a field.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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06/16/19

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

06/20/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach

06/21/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach

06/21/19

Whitewater State Park

Ghost Town Cemetery Field Trip

06/22/19

Whitewater State Park

Snakes of the Blufflands

06/22/19

Whitewater State Park

Mini Monsters at the Beach

06/22/19

Whitewater State Park

Roadkill Cafe: Turkey Vultures

06/22/19

Whitewater State Park

Owl Prowl

06/23/19

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

06/27/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach

06/28/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach - Intro to Canoeing

06/28/19

Whitewater State Park

Geocaching Challenge

06/29/19

Whitewater State Park

7th Annual Parsnip Pull

06/29/19

Whitewater State Park

Make Your Own Walking Stick

06/29/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Bracelets: Weaving with Natural Fibers

06/29/19

Whitewater State Park

Campfire Astronomy

06/30/19

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

07/03/19

Whitewater State Park

Ghost Town Cemetery Field Trip

07/04/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach

07/04/19

Whitewater State Park

Snakes of the Blufflands

07/04/19

Whitewater State Park

Firefly Watch

07/05/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach

07/05/19

Whitewater State Park

Geology Hike - Chimney Rock

07/05/19

Whitewater State Park

Meet Smokey Bear and the Yellow Shirt Crew

07/06/19

Whitewater State Park

Jam Making Demonstration

07/06/19

Whitewater State Park

Fossil Field Trip

07/06/19

Whitewater State Park

POW Camp at Whitewater

07/06/19

Whitewater State Park

Bats in the Blufflands

07/07/19

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

07/11/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach

07/12/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach

07/12/19

Whitewater State Park

100 Years in Paradise - Voices of Whitewater State Park

07/12/19

Whitewater State Park

The Paradise of Minnesota - Voices of Whitewater State Park

07/13/19

Whitewater State Park

Whitewater State Park Centennial Event - Centennial Picnic & Great Big Sing Along with the Okee Dokee Brothers

07/13/19

Whitewater State Park

Fossil Field Trip

07/13/19

Whitewater State Park

Live Eagle Program

07/14/19

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

07/18/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach

07/19/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach

07/19/19

Whitewater State Park

Geocaching Challenge

07/20/19

Whitewater State Park

Make Your Own Walking Stick

07/20/19

Whitewater State Park

Make a Fish Print

07/20/19

Whitewater State Park

New Deal at the Nature Store (CCC & WPA History)

07/20/19

Whitewater State Park

Bats in the Blufflands

07/21/19

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

07/25/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach

07/26/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach

07/26/19

Whitewater State Park

Ghost Town Cemetery Field Trip

07/27/19

Whitewater State Park

Snakes of the Blufflands

07/27/19

Whitewater State Park

Mini Monsters at the Beach

07/27/19

Whitewater State Park

Catch a Monarch

07/27/19

Whitewater State Park

Firefly Watch

07/28/19

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

08/01/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach

08/02/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach

08/02/19

Whitewater State Park

The Buzz on Bees

08/03/19

Whitewater State Park

Fossil Field Trip

08/03/19

Whitewater State Park

Mini Monsters at the Beach

08/03/19

Whitewater State Park

Snakes of the Blufflands

08/03/19

Whitewater State Park

POW Camp Tour

08/04/19

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

08/04/19

Whitewater State Park

Whitewater State Park Centennial Event - Theater in the Park

08/08/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach

08/09/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach

08/09/19

Whitewater State Park

Ghost Town Cemetery Field Trip

08/10/19

Whitewater State Park

Perseid Meteor Shower

08/10/19

Whitewater State Park

Geology Hike - Chimney Rock

08/10/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Bracelets: Weaving with Natural Fibers

08/10/19

Whitewater State Park

Catch a Monarch

08/11/19

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

08/11/19

Whitewater State Park

Whitewater State Park Centennial Event - Theater in the Park

08/15/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach

08/16/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach

08/16/19

Whitewater State Park

Marnach House Hike

08/17/19

Whitewater State Park

Snakes of the Blufflands

08/17/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Games at the Beach

08/17/19

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Geocaching

08/17/19

Whitewater State Park

The Buzz on Bees

08/18/19

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

08/18/19

Whitewater State Park

Whitewater State Park Centennial Event - Theater in the Park

08/22/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach

08/23/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach

08/23/19

Whitewater State Park

Meet Smokey Bear and the Yellow Shirt Crew

08/24/19

Whitewater State Park

100 Years in Paradise - Voices of Whitewater State Park

08/24/19

Whitewater State Park

Inspirational Topics Hike

08/24/19

Whitewater State Park

Make Your Own Walking Stick

08/24/19

Whitewater State Park

The Paradise of Minnesota - Voices of Whitewater State Park

08/24/19

Whitewater State Park

A Hardwoods Home Companion: Time Travelling

08/25/19

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

08/25/19

Whitewater State Park

Whitewater State Park Centennial Event - Theater in the Park

08/29/19

Whitewater State Park

Nature Time at the Beach

08/30/19

Whitewater State Park

Bats in the Blufflands

08/31/19

Whitewater State Park

Fossil Field Trip

08/31/19

Whitewater State Park

Catch a Monarch

08/31/19

Whitewater State Park

POW Camp at Whitewater

08/31/19

Whitewater State Park

Campfire Astronomy

09/01/19

Whitewater State Park

Intro to Trout Fishing

09/01/19

Whitewater State Park

Live Peregrine Falcon

09/14/19

Whitewater State Park

Centennial Event - Whitewater Valley Archaeology and History Festival

09/28/19

Whitewater State Park

Caving Field Trip

10/17/19 - 10/20/19

Whitewater State Park

Centennial Event - Geology Gathering

11/01/19 - 11/30/19

Whitewater State Park

Centennial Event - History Mystery Geocache Challenge

11/16/19

Whitewater State Park

Tundra Swan Field Trip

11/29/19

Whitewater State Park

Turkey Hike