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Whitewater State Park

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Winter hiking

Throughout the winter my husband and I are camping and hiking as part of the MN State Parks... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Late summer vacation

Beautiful state park with GREAT hiking trails, and AMAZING bluff top overlooks! Make sure to hike... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Buffalo, Minnesota
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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19041 Highway 74, Altura, MN 55910-4180
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Throughout the winter my husband and I are camping and hiking as part of the MN State Parks passport program. We visited Whitewater the second weekend in December and it is one of our favorite parks now. There seemed to be tons of walking opportunities,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rweintothewoodsyet
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful state park with GREAT hiking trails, and AMAZING bluff top overlooks! Make sure to hike Chimney Rock and the Inspiration overlook trails!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SkyProphet
Reviewed July 16, 2018

We have enjoyed gatherings at Whitewater for years. Our family often grabs three or four nearby sites which provides ample space for our tents and trailers. Tables and fire pits with electrical plugs in our sites. The sites while close in proximity offers enough privacy....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ReadRibbet
Reviewed May 19, 2018

The last time I was in Whitewater State Park was possibly 25 years ago when I went camping here. This past week I returned but just for an afternoon of hiking with friends who were visiting from Arizona. We went to the main office to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed April 30, 2018

In late April of 2018, the snow was gone, the air was mild, and the leaves had not yet filled the trees. When we climbed several of the challenging trails, views that would be obscured by foliage in the summer presented inspiring views. Autumn would...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank englishlange
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Whitewater is a great park for hiking. Even on the hiking club trail, you are never far from the office or nature center. For those wanting more solitude during a hike, this could be an issue as the park can have many visitors on a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank EmanRST
Reviewed October 23, 2017

We went on the Chimney Rock hike. It has nice staircases to ease the incline. The views were beautiful!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Wendy D
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

This state park pops out of the middle of nowhere in Minnesota farmland. It is pleasant surprise that offers a variety of levels of hiking. You can easily spend a day enjoying all the park has to offer, which includes camping, hiking, swimming, and winter...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Emily J
Reviewed July 16, 2017

We made a short trip to Whitewater State Park and will definitely return again for more exploration. We hiked the Coyote Point Trail (and a little of the Dakota trail since we missed a turn ;) ) with our kids and it was such a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Lisa A
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

My family,(husband daughters-10-9-18mos, me) spent Friday-Monday here... beautiful, private campsite, we reserved in early March all of the electric sites were taken, we brought a generator understanding that we may not be able to use it, but found in at check in that we could...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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October 10, 2018|
Response from traveltheworld012 | Reviewed this property |
This is a quite large state park. There is only one park office near the northern end of the park. It is a very popular park with plenty of visitors when there is no snow on the ground.I have hiked and camped in this park a... More