Minneopa State Park

State: Minnesota

Address 1: 54497 Gadwall Road

City: Mankato

Zip: 56001

Phone: 507-389-5464

Open: Open all year

Open all Year: Yes

Number of Sites: 61

Electric: 6

Camp URL: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/minneopa/index.html

Full Hook: Yes

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. 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.

Campgrounds: Park has 61 drive-in campsites. Camping is available year-round. In winter, the park has 4 campsites available for use in the B-loop of the campground, including 2 electric and 2 non-electric site. The park’s group camp is available for use year round. The park’s camper cabin is available for use year-round. Camper Cabin users must call to arrange for cabin key.

Electric Sites: Park has 6 electric sites. Two electric site is available for use in winter.

Reservations: Reservations are recommended for weekends and holidays through October. Reservations not needed from November 1 – April 1.