Carley State Park
By Jim Umhoefer
Carley is one of the smaller Minnesota State Parks at just over 200 acres in size, but it makes up for it with a dazzling display of spring flowers, including bluebells (mertensia virginica). The north branch of the undulating Whitewater River is the main attraction in this southern Minnesota Bluffland region park. Carley State Park is located 4 miles south of Plainview in Minnesota’s Wabasha County.