Clear View of the Mississippi River Basin from "Great River Bluffs State Park" in Minnesota, originally uploaded by Carl's Photography.
Clear View of the Mississippi River Basin from "Great River Bluffs State Park" in Minnesota
We finally bought a state park pass. We would never have seen this park, but I missed my turn and the GPS routed us by the back road and I saw this small state park in southern Minnesota. We bought a state park pass and hiked through the trails to vistas like this. It was a wonderful afternoon for hiking and for photos. The sun was hot, but under the canopy it was cool and crisp.
Approximately 20 miles southeast of Winona at the junction of U.S. Highway 61 and Interstate 90. Park entrance is accessed off of County Road 3. Coming from the west or southeast via I90, take exit 266 and follow park signs. Coming from Winona, south on Hwy 61 (just past mile marker 15), take a right on County Road 3 for 4 miles to the park entrance.