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
- Daily camping maximum: $21.00
- Daily camping minimum: $17.00
Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate. 1 year-round cabin, available Thursday - Sunday during winter season, available daily Apr - Oct. For more information visit website.
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
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 260 reviews
Glad we made a day trip of this. Had no clue it was a ‘split’ park (2 different areas) until we got there. We headed to the Bison drive first and went to the flour mill outlook. The Bison were off in...
— Reeceonthego, August 2, 2020
We got lucky and had the bison right on the road on our way through by the time we turned around they had already moved on! As far as the falls the walk is very short and completely doable for most...
— AliciaM554, July 31, 2020
We were shocked to see such large waterfalls in Minnesota. The falls are easy to get to, and the area around them is beautiful.
The Bison Drive is cool I’m sure on days the buffalo are around...
— PowerTrippersTravel, July 14, 2020
This is a cool park to see bison and some great waterfalls. The hike to get under the waterfalls is quick and easy and totally worth it. It’s really neat to see bison roaming around. We went on a...
— havilah6889, June 27, 2020
We hiked first to see the falls it was fun and safe for the family just wear good walking/ hiking shoes. Took about hour and half. Then we picnic at the large pavilion. When we left we drove through...
— Cassbella, June 26, 2020