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Whitewater State Park, Altura

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Whitewater State Park is a state park of Minnesota, United States, preserving a stretch of the Whitewater River surrounded by rocky bluffs. It is located in Winona County in the southeastern blufflands area of the state. The 2,700-acre (11 km2) park features scenic overlooks and trout fishing in the spring-fed Whitewater River and Trout Run Creek. It has about 300,000 visitors annually, and is located 7 miles (11 km) north of St. Charles on Minnesota State Highway 74, which runs through the park.

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  • Beautiful campsites with wildflowers. Clean bathrooms and relatively warm showers. Beautiful surroundings. Well maintained. Nice white sand beach. Only draw backs were the trails weren't well marked....  more »
  • No bugs, lush green forests, and beautiful campsites. The hikes are more difficult (elevation gain), but the views from the top are breathtaking. The lack of standing water in this area makes for...  more »
  • I haven't been to White Water S. P. in a couple of years and it is still one of my favorite state parks in the state of Minnesota! There are so many beautiful trails and absolutely as few mosquitoes as I have seen in any state park. There are a ton of activities for kids including some buildings and a lot of Ranger demonstrations around the holidays. There are a few amazing vista's and areas where kids can play in the water or throw rocks in the river. There is a great beach for kids to play at and did I mention a significant lack of mosquitoes?
  • Excellent cabin camping experience here in mid August! Whitewater definitely had the newest and cleanest State Park cabins we’ve ever stayed in. The trails were beautiful/well maintained, swimming beach was fun for the kids(water is definitely chilly), park employees were friendly, and the kids came home without any bug bites! We will definitely be back!
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