Minneopa State Park54497 Gadwall Road
Mankato, MN 56001
5 miles west of Mankato on State Highway 68 and U.S. Highway 169.Get Directions
Walk the trail which encircles the falls, leading down a limestone stairway to the valley below. Ascend the opposite side and enjoy a panoramic view of the valley which reveals the underlying geology of this area. Visit Seppmann Mill, a wind driven grist mill fashioned in German style from native stone and lumber, or hike through oak savanna and native prairie grasslands overlooking the scenic Minnesota River Valley.
Hours & Dates
- Monday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
- Tuesday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
- Wednesday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
- Thursday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
- Friday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
- Saturday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
- Sunday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
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 winter
- Open in summer
On-Site Facilities & Services
- Located on a lake or river
- Bike trail
- Cross-country ski trail (groomed)
- Hiking trail
- Lake/river access (boat ramp)
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Number/Type of Campsites
- Number of camping cabins: 1
- Number of camping cabins available in winter: 1
- Total number of campsites: 61
- Total number of campsites available in winter: 4
- Group camp facilities
- Hookups available in winter
- Hot showers in campground
- Pets allowed in campsite
- Sanitary dump station
- State Parks Campgrounds
Length of Stay
- Daily site rental
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 274 reviews
We were very lucky to see about 20 bison as they were walking down the road, and stopped by our car to rub their faces against the car. Very exciting! Had an interesting conversation with a...
— Laurene M, July 16, 2021
My Daughter had a softball tournament and we heard there were buffaloes in the state park. We had time in the morning so we shot over there to see the buffaloes. Although we didn’t see any we drove...
— 60troyj, June 27, 2021
Had a great family get together. We caught up and lunched. The weather was perfect. This is beautiful country, well taken care of and developed by the people of Minnesota. Thanks to you all!
— Doug D, June 21, 2021
An easy quick walk to the overlooks and views of these beautiful double falls. You get close and it’s not packed.
Have lunch near the first smaller falls and be amazed at the large second falls from...
— TriCityDude, May 25, 2021
Awesome park - like a mini Minnehaha - well maintained and they have a buffalo park not far from this location. Great place for hiking or a picnic. Well maintained and staff was very friendly.
— 212kirkr, April 12, 2021