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 109 reviews
Nice spot for geocache. Binoculars on bison viewing station don’t work. Beautiful scenery. Would like to visit again when everything is open.
— 1JWThomas, September 13, 2020
The park is full of invasive weeds and it appears that nothing is done to stop them from spreading. The grassland needs to be burned and reseeded with native grasses and flowers which it currently...
— Gohome34, August 22, 2020
We had a wonderful time. It was so peaceful there and we got to see a lot on our hikes the landscape is just beautiful.
— 371rebeccaj, August 8, 2020
We really enjoyed Blue Mound Campground! We had an electric site and had a ton of flies the first night/day. Invest in a fly swatter and by day 2 we made a good dent in the fly population to where...
— Lindsey R, June 24, 2020
Blue Mounds is a great spot to visit especially if you, like me, tend to go "up north" for your camping/outdoor vacations. This is a great change of pace! It's a nice drive from the cities and...
— J6757RRjesser, June 10, 2020