Great River Bluffs State Park
The scenery atop the bluffs at this park is indeed fit for royalty. King’s and Queen’s Bluff will give you a view of the Mississippi River and its backwaters unrivaled in Minnesota. Bring your binoculars and camera, too. The Mississippi River is a stop for many species of migratory birds like hawks, eagles and many kinds of waterfowl.
Great River Bluffs State Park is located 13 miles southeast of Winona on the Great River Road Scenic Byway in Minnesota’s Winona County.
A unique feature at this park is the five bicycle-in sites along Highway 61, the Great River Road. They are not accessible from the main park area, but provide camping for travelers on the Mississippi River Trail Scenic Bikeway (MRT).
The park’s 9-mile cross-country ski system is considered easy to moderate. Snowshoeing is allowed throughout the park, but not on groomed ski trails. The park also has a sliding hill.
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