Great River Bluffs State Park encompasses a total area of about 3,067 acres of land that is located in Winona County in the state of Minnesota. The park was established in 1971 and is managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. To access the main entrance to the park visitors should find their way to 20 miles southeast of Winona at the junction of US Highway 61 and I-90 just off County Road 3.
Once in the park, there are a lot of attractions that will keep anyone interested. For example, there are a lot of conveniences in the park including 31 drive-in campsites, picnic area, hiking trails (65 miles), skate-ski trail (one mile), group camp, five bike-in campsites, ski trails (nine miles), sliding hill, playground, showers, flush toilets, self-guided trails (25 miles), gift shop, and snowshoe rentals.
Some of the popular recreational activities that visitors can enjoy include skate-skiing, camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, snow sledding, bird watching, and snowshoeing. Besides these recreational activities, visitors to the park will also be lured by several unique features of the park including two Scientific and Natural Areas (King's and Queen's Bluff). The King's Bluff trail offers a spectacular view of the Mississippi River Valley, which is a major flyway for hawks, eagles, and waterfowl.
Visitors to the Great River Bluffs State Park can bring their dog with them, but they will need to be aware of the park’s rules if they want to avoid getting into any sort of trouble. Some of the major regulations regarding dogs are as follows. First, dogs should always be restrained either on a leash that is no more than six feet long or in a secured enclosure. Secondly, dog owners are expected to clean up after their dog right away. As such, it is wise to carry poop bags to avoid any inconvenience in collecting your dog’s solid waste.