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John Latsch State Park

Winona, MN 55959
+1 507-932-3007
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Lots of stairs for a great view

The park seems to mostly be a staircase that leads up the bluff. Not a place for those with balance... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Just hanging out.

This is a nice place to pack a lunch and watch the boats go by. There are interesting house boats... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
Sheila Z
Winona, Minnesota
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This 350-acre park offers three overlooks towering 500 feet above the Mississippi River.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good46%
  • Average27%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“climb” (5 reviews)
“bluff” (7 reviews)
Winona, MN 55959
+1 507-932-3007
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The park seems to mostly be a staircase that leads up the bluff. Not a place for those with balance problems or bad knees. Seriously a lot of steps (800+) and not always on even ground or with a handrail. Garvin heights look out in...More

Thank TazEchi
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is a nice place to pack a lunch and watch the boats go by. There are interesting house boats to feast your eyes on. Good for people watching.

Thank Sheila Z
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The steps and climb up to the top of the bluff aren't for the wimps.... It's quite a climb, but well worth it. Can see for miles up and downstream on a clear day

1  Thank HmcIdc2pac
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My wife and I visited John Latsch State Park recently. It is a very small park with a challenging stairway climb to a bluff that overlooks the Mississippi River valley. It is not for the faint of heart, or for those not prepared to walk...More

Thank dlh2me
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Challenging hike but worth it! We've taken the kids several time and even as young as 3 years old, they enjoyed the stairs but especially the view from the top.

Thank studinski
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Its quite a climb to the top but it is a well maintained stairway for most of the climb. Spectacular view awaits at the top. Coming from the south on highway 61 there is a sign noting the park is a 1/2 mile ahead but...More

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank ConnectFourHikers
Reviewed 17 June 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...More

2  Thank Daveptaz
Reviewed 1 March 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...More

Thank Thomas E
Reviewed 12 January 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...More

1  Thank Mike G
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