Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park21071 County 118
Preston, MN 55965
From the junction of MN T.H. 16 and Fillmore CSAH #5, South on CSAH #5 for four miles, then follow signs.Get Directions
The park features a rugged wooded landscape with blue ribbon trout streams, 17 mi of hiking trails and 15 miles of horseback trails, campgrounds, picnicking and abundant plant and animal life. Mystery Cave is located in the State Park and offers guided tours daily in the summer months. Minnesota's longest known cave, with stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, and beautiful underground pools, and a maze of interconnecting passages. Modern lighting and walkways enhance accessible tours.
Contact the park for ADA accessible tours and information. Interpretive programs are presented on the weekends in the summer months.
Historic Forestville is a living history village site operated by the Minnesota Historical Society with tours available on the weekends in the summer months.
Hours & DatesFor cave tours please visit our website for current tour info here: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mystery_cave/index.html
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 (TTY:
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
- Open in summer
On-Site Facilities & Services
- Children's programs (scheduled, supervised)
- Evening entertainment (regularly scheduled)
- Located on a lake or river
- Cross-country ski trail (groomed)
- Hiking trail
- Snowmobile trail (groomed)
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Number/Type of Campsites
- Number of camping cabins: 5
- Number of camping cabins available in winter: 5
- Number of sites in horseback camp area: 55
- Number of tent or RV/trailer sites: 73
- Total number of campsites: 128
- Camping accessible to disabled
- Flush toilets in campground
- Group camp facilities
- Hot showers in campground
- Lodge/central building
- Pets allowed in campsite
- Pull-through sites
- Sanitary dump station
- Secluded campsites
- State Parks Campgrounds
Length of Stay
- Daily site rental
We live less than 90 minutes from this park, and had never been here untilwe attended a wedding in the historic barn. We came back a few weeks later to hike. We followed the Sandbank Trail, the...
— Tom G, October 4, 2022
Beautiful location with miles of hiking trails. We visited when there were no guides working, but would like to return and see the historic buildings as well. We did the most basic 1 hour cave tour...
— Katie K, September 24, 2022
Excellent educational interpretation by the park ranger who gave the tour. Easy walk for all ages. Nice nature center
— O6458XFlisab, August 7, 2022
Couldn’t put zero so thought I’d put 1. They love your money, but don’t want to give you a good experience in exchange. Spent a whole week smelling manure in the pits and dealing with the flies. Came...
— D9017EItomd, August 6, 2022
Our guide was Dan and he was awesome, but we did get to hear snippets of a few other tours and they also sounded good. Dan is, and I'm sure they all are, super interested in the caves and the water...
— ReWynned, July 31, 2022