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Visitor Center Closed Thanksgiving Day
Whitewater State Park Visitor Center will be closed November 23, Thanksgiving Day. The park is open for hiking, fishing (catch and release) or camping with reservations being made online. Vehicle Permits may be purchased using the self-registration in the entry way of the Visitor Center. The Visitor Center will reopen 9:00 a.m. Friday, November 24th.
Free Admission Day Friday, November 24
All Minnesota State Parks are offering free admission day on Friday, November 24 for all day use visitors. Enjoy Minnesota State Parks.
The Minneiska new campground , located across Highway 74, is now open and available for reservations.
Shower buildings and bathrooms are closed for the season. Water is available year round at a pump near the Visitor Center.
All campsites at this park require reservations for arrivals between April 1 and October 31. Same-day reservations are available. Learn more.
NEW phone number
Whitewater State Park's new phone number is 507-312-2300.
(Updated November 21, 2017)
Oral History Project
In preparation for the park's 100th anniversary in 2019, park naturalists are collecting stories and memories about the park for an Oral History Project. Want to add yours? Please use these instructions.
Things to see and do at the park:
River & fishing resources:
The Whitewater State Park group is active again and seeking new members! Membership is open to individuals and organizations interested in supporting Whitewater State Park through park improvement projects and volunteer activities. Call the park at 507-932-3007 for membership information.
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 Whitewater State Park.
Bird Checklist at Whitewater State Park.
Hours may vary. Office is generally open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
7 days a week, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
19041 Highway 74
Altura, MN 55910
Located 3 miles south of Elba on State Highway 74.