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Blue Mounds State Park

1410 161st Street

Blue Mounds State Park is full of natural surprises. Start with the Sioux quartzite cliff, rising 100 feet from the plains. A bison herd grazes on the prairie. Prickly pear cactus blooms in June and July. A sea of prairie grasses and flowers sway in the wind. The park is also a favorite for birdwatchers who want to see nesting blue grosbeaks and other birds. Enjoy camping and hiking.


Peter Drake

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018
Fantastic little state park. Worth a visit. The tipis are fun. The bike trail is nice and takes you right up to the historic quarry cliff walls. There is a vision herd but we didn't get to see it as it wasn't near the trail while we were there. Staff was very helpful and the facilities we're exceptionally clean.

Sus H

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Aside from the mosquito population and the water issues that the site warns about, I really liked this campground. It's a beautiful area with nice bike and walking trails. The campsites are a good size, fitting or 39' Class A and tow, and most are shaded giving a feeling of privacy. Our site #64 did have a branch hanging down that could have done a good deal of damage to our roof or A/C if we hadn't maneuvered around it with some difficulty. We're hoping to get out without damage.

Monica R

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Great place to hike! The rangers were happy to recommend some trails upon request and I was not disappointed. I enjoyed climbing some rocks, watching deer, and surprised a very large bird who was sunning at the quarry. I did lose the trail when I decided to go up closer to the rock face, but had no issues getting back. There’s lots of little cut throughs, I’m looking forward to going back to explore some more.

Vidiya Sathananthan

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Stopped in Luverne for our honeymoon road trip. This park is really beautiful. It’s lovely to see prairie like this. We first went to the interactive center (former home of a local author) and hiked to Eagle Rock from there. If you sit on top of Eagle Rock, you can see three states at once, and it was a gorgeous view. We could watch the wild bison herd from there. We also went through the main entrance and hiked back toward Eagle Rock and watched the bison herd for a while. Overall, a beautiful and well-kept park from our perspective.

Robert Pittman

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Great place to stay with your family or a group. The teepee sites had a good breeze to keep the mosquitoes away. Site 1 had the best shade. Showers were on the other side of the campground, but no big deal. Good trails and the rock climbing was easily accessible. Don't go in the middle of July, wait till September or October.

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