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John Latsch State Park

Winona, MN 55959
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Awesome Views

We enjoy coming back to this park. The trails are woodys and a little challenging -- but not too... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
SUZANNE T
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Ocala, Florida, USA
Incredible views of the Mississippi!

My wife and I stopped here yesterday on our way back home from Winona. The State Park is situated... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
MJN123
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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This 350-acre park offers three overlooks towering 500 feet above the Mississippi River.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average27%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We enjoy coming back to this park. The trails are woodys and a little challenging -- but not too much. The view of the Mississippi River is excellent.

Thank SUZANNE T
Reviewed 11 September 2017

My wife and I stopped here yesterday on our way back home from Winona. The State Park is situated just off of Highway 61 about 12 miles north of Winona, and about 20 miles or so south of Wabasha/Kellogg. The trail is about .5 mile...More

Thank MJN123
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

There are many places to stop along the Minnesota portion of the Great River Road. This small state park is one of them. The major knock is there is only one trail, and calling it a trail is a stretch. It's really a really long...More

Thank wicomet
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We took our kids (7 and 8) on this quick hike up the Riverview Trail. Lots of steps but totally doable and it takes nowhere near the time listed on the sign. If you're in the area, make the hike up the many stairs to...More

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The park seems to mostly be a staircase that leads up the bluff. Not a place for those with balance problems or bad knees. Seriously a lot of steps (800+) and not always on even ground or with a handrail. Garvin heights look out in...More

Thank TazEchi
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is a nice place to pack a lunch and watch the boats go by. There are interesting house boats to feast your eyes on. Good for people watching.

Thank Sheila Z
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The steps and climb up to the top of the bluff aren't for the wimps.... It's quite a climb, but well worth it. Can see for miles up and downstream on a clear day

1  Thank HmcIdc2pac
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My wife and I visited John Latsch State Park recently. It is a very small park with a challenging stairway climb to a bluff that overlooks the Mississippi River valley. It is not for the faint of heart, or for those not prepared to walk...More

Thank dlh2me
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Challenging hike but worth it! We've taken the kids several time and even as young as 3 years old, they enjoyed the stairs but especially the view from the top.

Thank studinski
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Its quite a climb to the top but it is a well maintained stairway for most of the climb. Spectacular view awaits at the top. Coming from the south on highway 61 there is a sign noting the park is a 1/2 mile ahead but...More

Thank Joseph C
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