Blue Mounds State Park
Blue Mounds State Park is full of natural surprises. Start with the Sioux quartzite cliff, rising 100 feet from the plains. A bison herd grazes on the prairie. Prickly pear cactus blooms in June and July. A sea of prairie grasses and flowers sway in the wind. The park is also a favorite for birdwatchers who want to see nesting blue grosbeaks and other birds. Enjoy camping and hiking.
Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.
Blue Mounds State Park received a drinking water test result that tested positive for bacteria. At this time, drinking water is not available in the park office and main campground. The park is chlorinating the water, and showers and toilets are on.
We will be providing gallon jugs of drinking water and recommend that you fill your RV freshwater tanks in Luverne or Pipestone before arriving at the park. Click on this link to view a map showing the locations of these fill stations:
There will be a deer hunt in Blue Mounds State Park on November 21 through November 22. The park will be open only to participating youth hunters and their mentors from sunset on November 20 through 8 am on November 23. Only hunters and mentors will be allowed to camp in the park.
For more information: state parks during fall hunting season.
(Updated Oct. 8, 2015)
Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.
Lower Mound Lake:
Curious where the lake went, and what's happening with it now? Find out.
Bison roundup video
Take three minutes to enjoy a front row seat at a bison roundup, and learn about what makes our herd unique. Click the image at right to launch the video.
Purchase a Minnesota State Parks Gift Card.
Don't move firewood!
Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Blue Mounds State Park.
Bird Checklist at Blue Mounds State Park.
Best time to contact the park:
Spring/Summer: Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fall/Winter: Weekends, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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.