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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
Thomas E
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Sturtevant
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Rochester, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

John Latsch State Park is a nice stop along Scenic Highway 61. It is on the left hand side of the road as you head west toward Minneiska. It is just past the Lock and Dam 5. It is a small park with no camping. It has a picnic table, but no toliet facilities. Its main trail is the River... More 

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Winona, Mn
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

This is a short hop across the Minnesota and Wisconsin bridge. Be sure to drive over the old wagon bridge and check out the old park on the other side of the bridge. Stop for a look at the unique old boat houses. Enjoy the view over to Winona and check out the beauty of the Mississippi River. Great for... More 

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