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Forestville State Park

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Beautiful Gem of a State Park

Just spent 4th of July weekend here camping in site 56 nice wooded site with privacy. Great 4th of... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2014
kjmollenhauer
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owatonna
Epic Park=Epic Adventures

I came out here in July and hiked over a dozen miles at this park. It's quite stunning. When we... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2014
Justin B
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Roseville, Minnesota
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“mystery cave”(8 reviews)
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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 July 2014

Just spent 4th of July weekend here camping in site 56 nice wooded site with privacy. Great 4th of July event at the old town, visited the cemetery and the caves. All the Rangers were awesome. Will be back again.

Date of experience: July 2014
4  Thank kjmollenhauer
Reviewed 28 February 2014

I came out here in July and hiked over a dozen miles at this park. It's quite stunning. When we came out here they were re-enacting some civil war times. It was cool crossing the bridge from the parking lot because it was like stepping...More

Date of experience: July 2013
3  Thank Justin B
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Our favorite was the Mystery Cave, but there are lots of trails and plenty of nature to enjoy. The Root River also runs through and our guide at the cave mentioned the fishing, which must have been good since we saw several people headed to...More

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank mkm49
Reviewed 27 August 2013

This was our first time at Forestville, and we had a great trip! There are a lot of hiking trails and things to do (Mystery Cave and Forestville tours). The scenery was lovley, beautilful forest trails and open plains. The Root river also runs throught...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank shanna92580
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Little to no mosquitos and a beautiful park! This place is worth checking out. Next time I go down here, I want to camp and fly fish the river. It really is a glorious place!

Date of experience: September 2012
1  Thank Ramblinmanandwoman
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We camped in late July 2013 for a long weekend in an electric site. We like the park. Good camp sites. Big. Not the most private, but OK. The facilities were really nice (Showers and Flush Toilets). No mosquitos! Hardly a bug at all, really....More

Date of experience: July 2013
4  Thank SuzeOo
Reviewed 22 July 2013

I just got back from my first horse camping trip to Forestville. I really loved the camp. Since there aren't lakes in Filmore County, there were very few bugs! The terrain is pretty rocky. I am a vocal advocate of keeping horses barefoot (no metal...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank MNKristen
Reviewed 28 May 2013

My review is mostly from the viewpoint of a regular camper. However, I do see that if you have trail horses, love fly-fishing, or morel mushroom hunting, then you have found a place to go! The trails are for the most part well-maintained for hiking...More

Date of experience: May 2013
3  Thank JCJake
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We visited the Forestville State Park on a day when a few inches of spring snow had fallen so we pretty much had the park to ourselves. Forestville has a little town in the center of it that is open in the summer with exhibits,...More

Date of experience: May 2013
2  Thank 1bike
Reviewed 22 October 2012

So much to see and do at this park. Camping is wonderful, the 1800's town is interesting to see, many nice horse and walking trails. The park guides are knowledgeable and helpful. Give the Geo Cache's a try.

Date of experience: October 2012
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nancy s
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You can make a reservation through the MN DNR Reservation website.
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