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 254 reviews
Have camped here several times since it is close to home. Several nice trails to hike and the falls, which are a ways from the campground area are neat to see even frozen in the winter. The buffalo...
— davidsI1078EZ, February 13, 2020
This is not a huge park, but it is worth the visit. The falls are excellent after a heavy rainfall, and you can hike down to right next to the falls. Other love to see the buffalo, but they can...
— Drew H, February 12, 2020
It was fun to see the waterfall in the winter time! We saw some Buffalo but they were pretty far out! We are looking forward to checking this park out in the summer!
— wendybV2256AB, December 22, 2019
My girls and I, ages 7 and 9 lobe going here to explore and look at the falls. You can also camp or go through the bison area and get up close with the bison from your car while they roam. The falls...
— jaybird70rr, December 1, 2019
The most Beautiful place close to home. Great place to take pictures! Didn’t know this wonderful place existed and it is natural not man made.
— Sportygirl_44, November 5, 2019