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
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 181 reviews
We had a very small group and Kip Bolstad was our guide. It was such a fun and informative tour. He made the tour such a great experience. He was able to spend extra time answering questions and...
— karendY1478TW, May 19, 2022
The caves are interesting for sure. Kip, our guide, was probably the best part. Kip was very engaging and enthusiastic on the tour. Honestly, the tour would have been boring and rather lame. Kip was...
— timothymD166MR, September 6, 2021
There's a little something here for just about everyone.
The main park has hiking trails that are gorgeous, especially in the fall and spring. Many of these same trails are great for horseback...
— workhardplayhard27, September 5, 2021
Amazing place to visit! There’s a fair amount of hiking trails through the state park. If you’re going to the mystery cave and hiking afterwards definitely bring a change of clothes! It’s really cold...
— Guide18144784485, July 9, 2021
We went only for the hiking trails, not for the cave (which I believe is closed due to covid anyway). There were a lot of people there exploring so we didn't look at some of the features along the...
— Momof4Girls23, October 15, 2020