John A. Latsch State Park is located in the Bluff Country region of southern Minnesota near Winona.
How to Get to John A. Latsch State Park: Drive 12 miles northwest from Winona on U.S. Highway 61.
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John A. Latsch's Natural Attractions: Spectacular views of the Mississippi River are the reward for those willing to hike to the top of Charity Bluff. Many birds follow the migration route along the river, and you may even see eagles soaring above you.
Things to Do in John A. Latsch State Park: Hike the Riverview Trail, which is a half-mile long set of 592 steps that lead to the top of the bluff. This is an ambitious hike, so bring a bottle of water, and maybe even some snacks, for your climb. Make it even more of an adventure by taking a night-time climb to do some stargazing from this lofty perch. Bring a flashlight or lantern if you attempt this.
The picnic area in the park has picnic tables, fire rings, and grills. In winter, snowshoeing is permitted throughout the park. Camping in John A. Latsch State Park: This is a day-use-only park. There are no campsites, and overnight stays are not permitted. The park is open year-round; no reservations are needed, and there are no programs or services in the park. Vault toilets are available.
More Attractions in This Region: Visit Winona, the largest Minnesota river town south of St. Paul. More than 100 structures in the city are on the National Register of Historic Places. The Minnesota Marine Art Museum and the stained glass exhibits in the Winona County Historical Museum are a couple of interesting stops. Nine miles west of Winona on County Road 14 is the privately operated Arches Museum of Pioneer Life. It's worth the drive.
Visit Wabasha and tour the National Eagle Center.Camping Equipment?
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19041 Highway 74
Altura, MN 55910
Phone: 507-932-3007 ext. 225
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