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Great River Bluffs State Park

43605 Kipp Dr, Winona, MN 55987-5817
+1 507-643-6849
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Great views without the crowds

Great River Bluffs State Park (Formerly known as O.L. Kipp SP) is usually not crowded so offers a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kathy B
Rochester, Minnesota
Very Well Rounded

This park was great. I especially appreciated the fire ring that was adorning Camp Site #23. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Plymouth, Minnesota
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Overlooking the Mississippi River, this park offers scenic views.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“easy hike” (4 reviews)
“hot water” (3 reviews)
“picnic area” (4 reviews)
43605 Kipp Dr, Winona, MN 55987-5817
+1 507-643-6849
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Reviewed yesterday

Great River Bluffs State Park (Formerly known as O.L. Kipp SP) is usually not crowded so offers a great place to hike trails that go through wooded areas ending on some spectacular bluff prairies that overlook the Mississippi River.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park was great. I especially appreciated the fire ring that was adorning Camp Site #23. It was the roundest fire ring I've ever seen. Heck, it was the roundest thing I've ever seen, period. It was said that Leonardo Da Vinci could draw a...More

Thank dbro1973
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous, authentic A real Winona Treasure!! How to Visit Winona and miss this State Park should be grounds for receiving a Ticket for being uninterested in great natural beauty in the bluffs of the mighty Mississippi!

Thank Froomcat
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I spent part of a day here primarily for the views of the river valley. Took a couple of hikes and was pleased with what I saw. You're so high up at some spots you can see for miles and miles. Binoculars were helpful to...More

Thank Minnow16
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Both short and long hikes are available on marked, unpaved trails. The 3-mile, round trip, easy hike to the King's bluff lookout took us through a forest with paths lined with pine needles, along the tops of high hills overlooking great valleys, and over tree...More

1  Thank khsampon
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This park is just off the main highway and there are a number of short hikes as well as longer ones. To the east there are 2 with excellent viewing points over the Mississippi, particularly clear at this time of year with clear skies, excellent...More

1  Thank Satravelforlife
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This MN State Park will give you breathtaking views of the Mississippi River valley that you will not find anywhere else. The pathways are wide and well groomed, the deciduous trees are all around the pathways, the panoramic views (there are several stops) are fabulous,...More

1  Thank DAVID F
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We were very happily surprised by this state park. It has a nice collection of short and medium hiking paths. The views of the river are nice and you don’t see too many people. Hint #1: There is a $5 charge to get in. There...More

2  Thank grzzz
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We walked over 4 miles of the trails going to three of the overlooks in the park. We saw bald eagles at two of the overlooks and thoroughly enjoyed the views overall. The trails are mostly easy with a few moderate spots. We drove in...More

Thank CharmedMpls
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The King's Bluff trail takes you by restored prairie, through pine forest (with a soft bed of needs underfoot, through hardwood forest, on rocky hiking paths and then to a bluff top overlooking the Mississippi, all while travelling mostly level ground. But also take some...More

Thank SonofAslan
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Keriann H
Are you able to rent canoes at this park?
10 April 2017|
Response from Sara M |
No. Park is located high on bluff tops above river.