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Location: Just west of Mankato. US 169/MN 68

Lodging: drive-in campground, camper cabin, group camps

Activities: hiking, biking (bike trail to park)

Lake/River: Minnesota River, Minneopa Creek

Special Attractions: Minneopa Falls, Seppman Mill, Bison herd

Minneopa DNR

Have visited here many times. The waterfalls are quite scenic and worth the drive. The campground is fairly private. A bike trail goes to the park from Mankato. The hiking trails are mainly in the section with the campground & mill. I enjoyed walking on the trails, there are some nice views from above the river. They added a bison herd in 2016 to the area along the drive out to the Seppmann Mill. There aren't that many and they have a lot of room to roam so viewing them may be difficult.

View of first falls from top of second falls
 

Second falls up close

First waterfall
 

Seppmann Mill & Grainery

Seppman mill

Panoramic valley

Panoramic view

First waterfall

First waterfall

Second waterfall

Waterfall in Jan 2013.  There is no water due to the drought.  This shows the restored bridge.