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The Minneopa Park
Minneopa State Park is located five miles west of Mankato in Blue Earth County, Minnesota (off U.S. Highway 169 and State Highway 68). A highlight of the park is southern Minnesota’s largest waterfalls (photo above). The park includes 1,653 acres of old glacial river terraces on the south side of the Minnesota River and the beautiful Minneopa Creek gorge.
Changing with the seasons, the scenic double falls of Minneopa Creek can be enjoyed from numerous vantage points along trails and walkways. See the waterfalls in different seasons. Hikers and cross-country skiers will enjoy the opportunity to stretch out on trails through woodlands, floodplains, oak savannas, and grasslands. Birders will be delighted to find species from woods and prairie in one park.