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Address: , Winona, MN 55959
Phone Number: (507) 932-3007
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Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
Description: This 350-acre park offers three overlooks towering 500 feet above the...
This 350-acre park offers three overlooks towering 500 feet above the Mississippi River.
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John Latsch State Park

John Latsch State Park is Located 12 miles north of Winona, Minnesota along the Mississippi River. Driving from the south it's about 1 mile past Mississippi River lock # 5 on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Wisconsin
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We went with our 6 and 8 year old and it's a tough hike. Stairs ALL the way up! Get ready for a workout. Views were beautiful and that hike was a killer.

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david.pattison@chrobinson.com
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

contrary to what online says, this park is only a picnic area. there is no camping, etc. it is day use only. there is room for 5 or 6 cars to park. BUT, as mentioned in other reviews, there is a hiking trail that is all stairs up the back of the 500 foot rock face. the trail sign says... More 

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Sturtevant
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

John Latsch State Park is Located 12 miles north of Winona, Minnesota along the Mississippi River. Driving from the south it's about 1 mile past Mississippi River lock # 5 on the left. The sign to the park is not that big so you can easily miss it. But once you get there, there will be a small parking place... More 

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

You have to look at the rock formations all around like a child. See if you can find faces. When I get my ship, gonna have an artist paint a few. Don't stay at The Plaza. The General manager so far the worse I have encountered as I do talk to them a lot due to my weeks of stay... More 

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Nearly 600 steps to the top but well worth the walk. Loved the extensive view from the bluff of the Mississippi.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We hiked the Riverview Trail on a Saurday evening in late August with five children, ages 5 to 11. I am pretty sure it was the most consecutive steps any of us have ever walked up! There are resting benches about halfway up and a few spots where you can step off the main trail and look out over the... More 

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Oskaloosa, IA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

The whole trail to the top is stairs, over 500 of them! The view from the top is is worth climbing the stairs, plus it is a good workout for the legs. We were a few weeks to early for fall color, but I'm sure it would be georgous!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

All stairs, not the dirt trail we expected in a state park, but worth the effort with an incredible view at the top. Hiking poles really helped both up and down the bluff.

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Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Stopped one day after work to check it out for a picnic. I was pretty disappointed. I suggest going somewhere else.

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Eyota Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

The campground area is very nice but is smaller than most, no electrical sites yet. Very nice shower and restroom facilities. The trails are great and the views are absolutely fantastic. The park is one of our favorites Minnesota State Parks.

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