Blue Mounds State Park Campground

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Blue Mounds State Park Campground is a 13 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jasper, Minnesota that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

13.0 miles Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly





rock climbing


trail running

cross country skiing




wild flowers


1 Mile trail begins at the interpretive center and leads you through bur oaks along cliff line. Pick up a brochure at park office. 13 Miles hiking trail; Easy to moderate hiking trails. Main trail leads you over the top of the mounds through rich and varied prairie-dominated terrain. Trails give hikers a rare opportunity to experience Minnesota's ever-changing tallgrass prairie. Paved Bike trail; 2.2 Miles

11 months ago

Nice walk through a saved prairie among the farmlands and towns. Many wildlife to see including, birds, mice, snakes and bison. a shame I felt like there should of been more land saved for this beautiful prairie.

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6 years ago

Got stuck in Sioux Falls during a snow storm and took advantage of the situation and bought some snow shoes. Went to Blue Mounds and hiked 8 miles on trails there. The snow averaged about 18" on the flat. Great bluff views, tall grass prairie, buffalo herd, and a lot of deer. Their is a nice full service fee campground at the park and well rounded number of differant activities at the park. Well worth the visit. A park that is predominantly prairie is anything but boring. A winter visit was great.