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
We visited this state park as part of a weekend-get-away, the same day we visited Perrot State Park on the Wisconsin side of the river. This state park features hiking and scenic views, among other...
— Traveler05577, November 4, 2022
Girls weekend camping trip. Easy camping at the tent sites for first time campers. Bathroom and showers were super clean even though the campground was full. Rangers were friendly and helpful...
— V9245WOruthh, September 19, 2022
You must walk the trails to the bluffs to experience the expansive nature of the area. Beauty abounds at every angle. The trails are moderate to easy. Bring bug spray as the pests are out and about.
— Kuvasz1988, July 10, 2022
Fun little hike for us, with rewarding views of the river area. We didn’t stay long due to the rain and gnats, but would definitely come again on a nicer day, especially the fall.
— mikerG3933UB, June 5, 2022
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