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Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

Leaf color:

past peak
Flower color:

past peak
Grass color:

past peak
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Where to go: The vibrant color has faded to rusty brown.

While much of the oak leaf canopy is still intact on the area ridge tops, small shrubs on the forest floor provide the last isolated splashes of orange and yellow.

Though the forest is past peak color, the opened views provide a great backdrop for late fall hiking.

This is the final fall color report for 2013.

Last updated: November 6, 2013 

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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.

Contact

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.