Looking for Hotels? Get them all in 1 simple search


Frontenac State Park

Search The
Visit Minnesota Website



Frontenac State Park is located in the Bluff Country region of Minnesota near Red Wing and Lake City.

Frontenac State Park

How to Get to Frontenac State Park: Drive approximately 10 miles southeast of Red Wing on Highway 61 or 5 miles northwest of Lake City, then 1 mile north on County Road 2.

Park Highlights:

  • The park is situated above Lake Pepin, a large widening of the Mississippi River. One of the most beautiful picnic areas in the state sits on the bluff above the lake. We especially love the views here in autumn.
  • A landmark in the park is a giant rock with a squared opening. It is called In-Yan-Teopa, which means "stone door" or "place of entrance." It is believed to have spiritual significance to American Indians who once lived in the area. Signs of habitation, as well as burial grounds, have been discovered here.

 Frontenac's Natural Attractions: The varied landscape of this 2,300-acre park includes prairie, floodplain, and hardwood forest of oak, maple, basswood, and aspen. Enjoy morning views from the bluffs as the mist rises from the lake. As the Mississippi River flows through Lake Pepin, it provides a flyway that results in as many as 260 species of birds stopping here. Other wildlife you might see in the park includes deer, fox, coyote, beaver, raccoon, opossum, and wild turkeys.

Choose a vacation rental in a specific area or get ideas about some of the best Minnesota vacation destinations before you decide. Take a look at some of these fantastic properties and locations for your group of any size.Travel in style. For less than a hotel.

Find the best hotel deal at HotelsCombined.com - Click here

25 Best Minnesota Family Resorts

Minnesota Vacation Rentals

Minnesota Bed & Breakfast Inns


Minnesota Tourism Reviews: find the best Minnesota deals, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say about the places to go and things to do in Minnesota...or anywhere in the world you travel.

Things to Do in Frontenac State Park: Fishing on Lake Pepin is a popular pastime. The thirteen miles of trails throughout the park include 2.5 miles of self-guided interpretive trails, 1 mile of handicapped accessible trail, 1 mile of paved bike trail, and an 800-foot-long boardwalk through a wetlands area. Winter use of the park includes 5.7 miles of trail groomed for cross-country skiing, 5.5 miles of snowmobile trails, and 8 miles of winter hiking trails. Snowshoeing is permitted, except on groomed trails. Two warming houses are available.

Frontenac State Park Camping


Camping in Frontenac State Park:
 "One of Minnesota's best camping experiences", says Jake Kulju in Minnesota Camping. The large, double loop campground, located on the bluff above the river, spreads the 59 campsites among shaded, wooded areas of the park. 19 sites have electrical hookups, 6 are cart-in sites and 1 is a group campsite that accommodates up to 35 people. Picnic tables, fire rings, showers, flush and vault toilets, and a dump station are provided.

More Attractions in This Region: Visit Red Wing, often called "the prettiest town on the Mississippi." This historic town is famous for Red Wing Pottery and Red Wing shoes, as well as its many antique shops. Lake City, the place where water-skiing was invented, is another lovely small town worth a visit. In autumn, this area is a "must do" for apple orchard visits.

Other State Parks in This Region of Minnesota: Afton State Park > Fort Snelling State Park > Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park

Minnesota State Parks Guidebooks


Contact

29223 County 28 Boulevard
Frontenac, MN 55026
Phone: 651-345-3401
Fax: 651-345-3694
Email: frontenac.statepark@state.mn.us

Related Links:

Minnesota Camping

Minnesota State Parks Maps, Reservations and Reviews

Campgrounds in Minnesota

Minnesota Campgrounds

Minnesota RV Campgrounds

Minnesota Campground Directory

Camping List

Back to Minnesota State Parks







FTC Disclosure: If you make a purchase via a link on this page, I may earn a small commission on the transaction - at no added cost to you. Thank you!

Today's Best Travel Deals

Extra 75% Off Select Hotels with Expedia App Coupon



Find the Best Minnesota Travel Deals at Booking Buddy!

Great Prices on Minnesota Hotels at Hotels.Com

Vacation Rentals under $50 a night

Minnesota Bed & Breakfast Inns - Choose a romantic, cozy B & B anywhere in Minnesota you want to be. .

Hotels.com: Save big NOW on all hotel bookings with Up to a $100 Cash Back Rebate with code REBATES18! Book by 12/31/18, Travel by 3/31/19.


Minnesota Gifts & Souvenirs

Plan Your Minnesota Vacation

Things to Do in Minnesota


Minnesota Vacation Rentals  -  A vacation rental will give you the feel of your own cabin or chalet in Minnesota. Choose a vacation rental in a specific area or get ideas about some of the best Minnesota vacation destinations before you decide. There are  fantastic rental properties and amazing locations that will be perfect for your group of any size.

Best Prices on Minnesota Hotels at Hotels.Com

Best Prices on Vacation Packages at BookingBuddy!

25 Best Minnesota Family Resorts

Ticket Liquidator: Minnesota Events Tickets and Venues Get deeply discounted tickets on top Minnesota sporting events, concerts, and shows. Timberwolves, Golden Gophers, Top Concerts ....More. Continuously Updated with current ticket offers.

Enjoy doing the things you love while saving with the discounts in the Entertainment Book. Many offers are two-for-one deals, 50% off and more. Get Your Entertainment Book Today!


Minnesota Maps

Lake Superior Maps

Boundary Waters Maps

 

Only in Minnesota

Minnesota Nice: Adult Coloring Book Full of Minnesota Love

Minnesota Travel Books

Minnesota Visitor Site Map

About Me

Contact Us

Minnesota Visitor Home Page

Made In Minnesota

Information

For personalized travel information call 888-VISITMN (847-4866)

Minnesota Department of Natural resources 888-646-6367

Minnesota Historical Society 888-777-8386

Judith Ramsey - Publisher
Copyright © 2005 ~ 2018
All Rights Reserved

Amazon Associates Disclosure
 - We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.


Minnesota State Parks: From Afton to Zippel Bay

Advertise On Visit Minnesota