Great River Bluffs State Park43605 Kipp Drive
Winona, MN 55987-9427
Access to the park is off I-90 at County Road 12 (exit 267). Take Winona County Highway 3 (Apple Blossom Drive) to the park entrance.Get Directions
High on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, scenic overlooks are easily reached by walking trails and offer a chance to get away in the quiet bluff country. Oak-hickory woods, pine plantations and goat prairies provide excellent birding, scenery, hiking on over 6 miles of trails and 9 miles of mostly intermediate level cross-country ski trails. A quiet park ideal for bird watching, hiking, and camping.
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.
Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
- Open in fall
On-Site Facilities & Services
- Located on a lake or river
- Cross-country ski trail (groomed)
- Hiking trail
- Snowshoes available
- Accessible to disabled
Number/Type of Campsites
- Total number of campsites: 31
- Camping accessible to disabled
- Flush toilets in campground
- Group camp facilities
- Hot showers in campground
- Pets allowed in campsite
- Secluded campsites
- State Parks Campgrounds
Length of Stay
- Daily site rental
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 100 reviews
We drove here to get another view of the Mississippi River while in this area. You have to pay to visit for the day. Once you get to the parking lot there are several trails to pick. We only had...
— 2gothere, August 10, 2020
Kings bluff has a great view but it runs into private property and isn't a loop.. a couple other good lookout spots and a campground that we didn't stay at
— 408wadea, August 3, 2020
Very disappointed with this park visit. The signage is poor and we could not find anywhere to park and find the vantage points to see the bluffs. Since we could not find where to go we just left. Its...
— michaeleparkguy, August 2, 2020
Exceptional amenities in a spectacular setting. Hard to believe you're in the Mid West. Campground is lovely, sites are secluded and spread out, and shower facilities are clean and modern.
— Valerie B, July 27, 2020
This was a nice side trip to stop on our way to South Dakota. We hiked the short paths to both look outs and then enjoyed a picnic lunch.
— Denise K, July 12, 2020