Where to go: Hike any of the trail sections along the ridgeline to see the best remaining colors.
What you'll see: Tree color at Minneopa is past peak but, lots of oak leaves remain which should provide us with some end of the season color real soon.
Also of interest: Highway 68 passes by the park and is the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway. This is a very nice drive. The overlook by the mill at sunset is particularly nice.Last updated: October 30, 2013
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54497 Gadwall Road
5 miles west of Mankato on State Highway 68 and U.S. Highway 169.
Best time to contact the park:
Minneopa State Park is open year round 8am-10pm. Office hours vary. If park staff is not available please leave a message. Self registration is located outside the park office on County Road 69/Gadwall Road, on the Falls side of the park.