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Blue Mounds State Park

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Where to go: Hike the Mound Trail and walk through the five to six foot high Big Blue Stem and Indian Grass on both sides of the trail makes you feel like you are walking through a tunnel.

What you'll see: Also on all the trails in the park you can see a variety of flowers in bloom; Asters, Golden Rod, Wild onion and much more.

Also of interest: Don't forget to view the bison. Sometimes you have to make a hike up the Mound Trail to see them when they are not up in the front end of their range.

Last updated: September 2, 2014 

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Getting there

1410 161st Street
Luverne, MN 56156

From the town of Luverne, go north 4 miles on Minnesota Hwy. 75. Turn east on County Road 20 and go 1 mile to park entrance.


Phone: 507-283-6050

Email: bluemounds.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Spring/Summer: Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fall/Winter: Weekends, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.