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 & DatesPark permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
Book an online reservation 24 hours a day.
Phone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) Apr–Sep, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. D
- Open in fall
- Open in summer
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 103 reviews
We took in three overlooks, including King's Trail, which not only gets you to the bluff but takes you through various ecosystems, including hill side prairies. It was a perfect day for a hike and...
— SharnRol2018, September 19, 2021
I stopped at this state park on a day trip and checked out several trails and overlooks. I thought the Orchard Overlook had the best views of the bluffs and valley. The East Overlook had nice river...
— BVELock, July 21, 2021
We had a great morning of hiking and seeing the Mississippi River from a few different trails. The trails were easily marked, maintained and not hard to traverse. We hope to come back in the fall to...
— ppack4, May 25, 2021
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