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
I'm from Wisconsin, so a State Park on the plains of East Dakota, MN wasn't in my life's itinerary.
That said, sometimes the plains of East Dakota surprise me. The falls here would be pretty damn...
— ErikAustinWAXX, January 26, 2023
Very well kept up park. We used the drive thru to take pictures of the Bison. Went across highway to see the falls. Good place to let pets out if you are travelling with them.
— sharithoson, August 30, 2022
When I went to Minneopa State Park, I saw pure bred Buffalo, so that was very cool. Overall though, pretty boring.
— Jbro1186, August 9, 2022
This is a wonderful state park with something for everyone. From the waterfalls to the bison herds, everything was beautiful and interesting. We have two teens and a 7 year old, and they forgot...
— drmikeg2, July 27, 2022
We took the shorter trails for this trip, still hiked 5 miles. Unfortunately we went on a day that the Buffalo enclosure was closed. We’ll be back!
— cassensmom, July 26, 2022