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.
NEW! Prairie and Bison Tour Schedule:
Memorial Day through Labor Day:
Friday: 1 p.m.*, 3 p.m., 6 p.m.
Saturday: 1 p.m.*, 3 p.m., 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m., 1 p.m.*, 3 p.m.
*1 p.m. tours will be wheelchair accessible
Hours & DatesPhone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily November through March, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily April through October. Office hours for park vary by season. 8am-4:30pm.
Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, $7 daily. Camping fees are separate. Tour Rates: Adults (ages 13+): $10
Youth* (ages 4-12): $6. *Youth under 8 years old are required to use a booster seat, youth under 4 are not permitted.
- Open in fall
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 103 reviews
I went to hike around and see the buffalo. I was able to do plenty of hiking around, but did not get to see the buffalo. It was a pretty foggy day and they were too far away to see. However, this...
— sdaugherty6, October 24, 2019
We weren’t able to get into the park as it was closing, however, we did spot some Bison while we were driving back to Luverne.
— Redroseingb, October 14, 2019
One of the main attractions here is the bison herd. It has a tad over 100 buffalo in it. The tour is recommended. It's only $10, lasts about 1.5 hours. It's interesting and educational.
— Davefromwis, August 28, 2019
Definitely plan to visit. Call early and reserve a bison tour. Take time to hike a few of the trails. Don't forget to check out the "Touch the Sky" WMA a few minutes away from the state park as well...
— willida1128, August 15, 2019
Amber is awesome! We had such a great time... would definitely recommend for all ages! Very educational and patient! Park staff all around were great!
— stacyschep, August 11, 2019