Whitewater State Park
Picturesque limestone bluffs and deep ravines make Whitewater a very popular southeastern state park. The 2,700 acre park is an angler's paradise with brown, brook, and rainbow trout swimming in the spring-fed Whitewater River and Trout Run Creek. Visitors enjoy a sandy swimming beach, a year-round visitor center, easy-to-challenging hiking trails, camping, a group camp, and a modern group center. Come in the winter to enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, and stay at the group center in rustic, winterized cabins. All through the year, discover the natural and human history of the area at one of the many interpretive programs, visitor center exhibits or self-guided trails.
Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.
Upper Cedar Campground is available for primitive winter camping.
You may snowshoe or ski anywhere in the park, however we will not be grooming ski trails at this park. Snowshoe rental is available at the Visitor Center.
(Updated Dec. 4, 2015)
Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.
Things to see and do at the park:
Park management plan
Check out the draft management plan amendment for Whitewater State Park.
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.
Best time to contact the park:
Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
19041 Highway 74
Altura, MN 55910
Located 3 miles south of Elba on State Highway 74.