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Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

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Where to go: The road between the park and cave as well as the road leading to the Vreeman acquisition are spectacular. Hiking trails along the ridges and slopes are currently breath-taking.

What you'll see: Leaf color is now at peak with a striking array of yellow, orange, red, and purple. Oaks and aspen are at or near peak color and some beautiful bright yellow sugar maple leaves have persisted. Shrub species like dogwoods and hazel are also at peak color. The upcoming weekend will be the seasons best for color.

Also of interest:

Mystery Cave Scenic Tours are available on weekends through the end of October from 10 am to 4 pm on the hour.

On Education MN weekend tours will be held October 16 - 19 from 10 am to 4 pm on the hour.

Historic Forestville Tours will be offered on Saturdays through the end of October from 10 am to 4 pm.

Last updated: October 15, 2014 

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Getting there

21071 County 118
Preston, MN 55965

Approximately 6 miles south of Wykoff. Entrance to the park is 4 miles south of State Highway 16 on Fillmore County Highway 5, then 2 miles east on Fillmore County 118.


Phone: Main Park: 507-352-5111
Mystery Cave: 507-937-3251

Email: forestville.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Mystery Cave Office Hours: Variable by season, call 507-937-3251

Main Park Office Hours: 507-352-5111

Summer: Sunday - Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Thursday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Winter: Generally, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Hours limited due to staffing.

Office hours may vary. Please call ahead or leave a message.