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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: Hiking trails along the ridges and slopes are covered with fallen leaves and make for a lovely hike.

What you'll see: Leaf color is past peak as most maples have shed their foliage and most oaks have faded to brown. Color is isolated to small pockets. Remaining aspen leaves are bright yellow and some shrubs still show nice 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.

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

Last updated: October 22, 2014 

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Getting there

21071 County 118
Preston, MN 55965

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

Mystery Cave Entrance is 6 miles south on County Road 5 from State Highway 16. Right-hand turn on 180th street west, 3/4 mile, turn right on Old Cave Road, travel 1/2 mile north. On your left is Mystery Cave Entrance Road.


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.