Blue Mounds State Park1410 161st St
Luverne, MN 56156
From the town of Luverne, go north 4 miles on Minnesota Highway 75. Turn east on County Road 20 and go 1 mile to park entrance.Get Directions
Blue Mounds State Park is full of natural surprises. Start with the Sioux quartzite cliff, rising 100 feet from the plains. A bison herd grazes on the prairie. Prickly pear cactus blooms in June and July. A sea of prairie grasses and flowers sway in the wind. The park is also a favorite for birdwatchers who want to see nesting blue grosbeaks and other birds. Enjoy camping and hiking.
Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
Book an online reservation 24 hours a day. https://reservemn.usedirect.com/MinnesotaWeb/
Phone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (T
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
- Open in summer
On-Site Facilities & Services
- Located on a lake or river
- Bike trail
- Hiking trail
- Snowmobile trail (groomed)
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Accessible to disabled
- Camping accessible to disabled
- Flush toilets in campground
- Group camp facilities
- Lodge/central building
- Pets allowed in campsite
- Sanitary dump station
- Secluded campsites
- State Parks Campgrounds
Length of Stay
- Daily site rental
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 116 reviews
Impressive state park. The huge quartz rocks inside the Bur Oak Forest and the huge quartz quarry were awesome sights. I highly welcome the Bur Oak hiking trail; where you can see both sights.
— david l, August 17, 2021
We did several things here that we can share.
We stayed at the campground with our camper. They are electric sites only. It runs along 20, but it isn't a super busy highway. To avoid any noise, you...
— Exploringontheroad, August 5, 2021
This state park is huge and has several different access points. It is located only a few miles from the city of Luverne. There is not much shade at this park and many of the trails are in the...
— BVELock, July 9, 2021
We unfortunately were here on a cloudy, drizzly day but we were able to see the Bison. They have two spots to view the bison that requires just a small walk. They have directions on where to find...
— Becky R, June 6, 2021
Came to park in March because the weather was beautiful for Minnesota. Did the loop hike up to the bison range on the Mound Trail. Bison were pretty far away but we had binoculars. You can see for...
— Janet B, March 11, 2021