Blue Mounds State Park is located in the south west corner of Minnesota near the city of Luverne. It is famous for its Sioux Quartzite cliff, which appeared blue to early settlers. Blue Mounds is also famous for it’s herd of bison. While we only saw the bison herd from a distance, it was fun to explore the trails. The park does have a prairie and bison tour, although the tours were not running when we were there due to covid.
Blue Mounds State Park has over 13 miles of hiking trails featuring beautiful prairie full of wildflowers and plants, which include prickly pear cactus! Trails include the Mound Trail and Upper Cliffline Trail.
The Nature Play Area is a great place for kids to climb and explore the rock features. There is also a volleyball court and a bike repair station.
The campground has 73 sites, 40 have electric hookups. There are also 14 cart-in sites and 2 tipis available for rent. There are bathhouses with showers and a dump station. Sites are not private but they are a good size with some brush separating the sites. Ice and firewood are available at the park office.