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Great River Bluffs State Park

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Address: 43605 Kipp Dr., Winona, MN 55987-9427
Phone Number: 507-643-6849
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Description: Overlooking the Mississippi River, this park offers scenic views.

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very fun trail and convenient. the trail is not super well marked to make sure you know the route before you go.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

very fun trail and convenient. the trail is not super well marked to make sure you know the route before you go.

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Creston, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Went camping for a couple days in mid-June. It rained the entire time we were there, but we were STILL amazed by the incredible quiet beauty of this park!!!! It was a bit difficult for us to find, watch closely for the "state park" sign off the highway. No electrical but VERY nice showers/bathrooms. We're not backwoodsmen by any means... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

A fair amount of hiking trails that show off some great scenery in Minnesota Bluff Country. Many of the trails run along the top of several ridges that give outstanding views of the Mississippi River and the land below.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The ride up the hills to about 600 feet and the view from the lookout areas were spectacular. You could see for about 30 miles in each direction. It is also part of the Trester Trolley tour and you will get a interesting narrative of the entire area's history if your take advantage of it.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

As other reviewers have stated, if you're looking for a quiet but enjoyable way to spend a few hours doing some relatively simple hikes with nice views/photo ops, this park is worth a visit. I hiked the King's Bluff, North/South, and East Trails, and all were quite do-able even in my less-than-ideal physical condition. All three trails reward you with... More 

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St. Paul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We loved the hiking trails and the views of the Mississippi River were wonderful. The drive into the park was lovely. The only downside were the hordes of mosquitos, but that's Minnesota.

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Winona, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you are looking for a beautiful park without the crowds, this park is for you. A variety of hikes, from short to long, but beauty guaranteed no matter your choice. Pack a picnic for the day or reserve a spot for semi primitive camping and enjoy! Pick berries, hike, snowshoe...great park!

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

If you are looking for great views of the Mississippi River and Wisconsin, Great River Bluffs is a great park. I would stop often when coming from La Crosse WI back to Rochester, Mn just to go to two overlooks and take a few photos. Hiking wise, there is a nice out-n-back trail that leads to a location with a... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We hiked during the fall color peak. Wonderful trails with a number of overlooks unto the Mississippi River and river valleys. The colors were fantastic. The campsites are well spaced and secluded.

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The day we went, it was foggy and overcast; however the view of the Mississippi was still great. I'd love to go back on a clear day. We didn't camp, but we walked through the closed-for-the-season campground and the sites were nice with a nice amount of green between them. Lots of great trails.

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Address: Address: 43605 Kipp Dr., Winona, MN 55987-9427
Phone Number: 507-643-6849
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Winona

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