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Forestville State Park

Closed Now: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Great Park

We like to go to Minnesota State Parks. This park has nice hiking and is beautiful. The terrain... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Cool Park

This is a very cool state park. We walked a trail with kids and saw the bluffs. Worth the $5... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2015
Muncie, Indiana
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  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“cave tour”(3 reviews)
“mystery cave”(8 reviews)
“hiking trails”(3 reviews)
This park, containing the largest cave in Minnesota, is especially popular with trout fishers, hikers and horseback riders.
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21071 County 118, Preston, MN 55965-4502
+1 507-352-5111
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

There was nothing to the main park, as far as we could tell - an ampitheater and a boring trail down a boring creek. We mostly went for the caves, but the 'main park area' was pretty disappointing.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Jason S
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

We like to go to Minnesota State Parks. This park has nice hiking and is beautiful. The terrain varied so there is some challenge. The map given was topographical so you knew the elevations- very helpful. The trails were clear, but could have been marked...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank 597anthonyp
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

This is a very cool state park. We walked a trail with kids and saw the bluffs. Worth the $5 parking pass for the day.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the park. It is a hidden gem in Southern MN. Got in some fly fishing too. Campgrounds were nice, a bit harder to get to the shower houses in places.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

The quiet woods fast running ice cold river next to your campsite is nature at its best. Campsites are roomy and private.

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank craig k
Reviewed 30 May 2015

We have been to Forestville State Park several times. We enjoy the quiet camping, and for me I really enjoy that we have no cell phone service in the park, takes away any temptations. Bathroom are fairly clean, we stay in the camping area that...More

Date of experience: May 2015
4  Thank AmyQ49
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Forestville is a must see when you are visiting Preston, MN! It has so many activities going on every weekend and offers a little something for everyone who goes there!

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank Marie123523
Reviewed 17 July 2014

The historic village has much of its original flavor, including the amazing preserved 1910 general store. The interpreters were engaging and knowledgeable and funny. The setting is gorgeous. We also went to Mystery Cave, and again our guide was great and the cave itself was...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Margo M
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We only had time to visit for a day. We went to the Forestville historical site by the MN Historical society. Well worth the money. The old store has many of the original items from 1899. Can feed chickens. We walked the Hiking Club trail,...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank M M
Reviewed 10 July 2014

The trails were mostly flat and had a variety of shade. Most of the trails are shared with horses so you need to watch your step. Nice place to visit and walk if you are tired of biking and want something else to do outside.

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank SarahW109
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You can make a reservation through the MN DNR Reservation website.