Minneopa State Park


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Minneopa State Park


Location:5 miles west of Mankato on State Highway 68 and US Highway 169.
Facilities:61 drive-in campsites (6 with electrical hookups), showers (é), flush toilets (é), group camp, camper cabin, picnic area, picnic shelter (é), volleyball court, horseshoe pit, hiking trails (4 miles), ski trails (3.5 miles), hand launch boat ramp, visitor center, interpretive exhibits, historic site, gift shop.
Activities:Camping, stream and river fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing.
Special Features:The word Minneopa comes from the Dakota language and is interpreted to mean "water falling twice," referring to the beautiful waterfalls of the Minneopa Creek. Visitors can walk a trail that encircles the falls and leads down a limestone stairway to the valley below and then scend the opposite side for a panoramic view of the valley. Another park attraction is Seppmann Mill, a wind-driven grist mill fashioned in German style from native stone and lumber.
Address:54497 Gadwall Rd
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone:507-389-5464
Fax:507-389-5174
Web: www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/minneopa
Size: 2,691 acres.

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