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Frontenac State Park is a state park of Minnesota, United States, on the Mississippi River 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Red Wing. The park is notable both for its history and for its birdwatching opportunities. The centerpiece of the park is a 430-foot-high (130 m), 3-mile-long (4.8 km) steep limestone bluff overlooking Lake Pepin, a natural widening of the Mississippi. The bluff is variously called Garrard's Bluff or Point No-Point, the latter name coming from riverboat captains because of the optical illusion that it protruded into the Mississippi River. There is a natural limestone arch on the blufftop called In-Yan-Teopa, a Dakota name meaning "Rock With Opening". Park lands entirely surround the town of Frontenac, once a high-class resort at the end of the 19th century.


Overview of Frontenac State Park

This article refers Frontenac State Park in Frontenac, United States. Frontenac State Park is not the prime point of interest of Frontenac. Although, you can pay a quick visit to it if you are around.

Frontenac State Park is generally not available on the guided Frontenac tours, but there are plenty others that are worth visiting.

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  • Great views from the bluffs. The hiking trail, if you take the loop of the upper and lower bluff trail, is no joke! Lots of great scenic stops, can go down by the water as well...then when it's time to head back up, you will get in a serious workout! I have never found this park or this trail to be busy, and rarely find another person. Usually I'm one of two or three cars in the lot. While I do love a peaceful hike with the dog, it is depressing that more people aren't out enjoying the wonderful state parks that MN has to offer!!

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  • Our family stayed 2 nights in one of the backpacking sites. I was a little concerned how my children would feel about this, but they have been asking to camp all summer so we went for it. The walk to our site was 1 mile each way, but once we got there were surprised to discover the site included: a picnic table, fire pit, pit toilet with toilet paper, and access to rental canoes. On the way home our children (ages 4-10) asked to do it again, so we can consider our experience a success.

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  • Busy but beautiful Park with gorgeous overlooks and many trails of various types. We enjoyed the packed Earth grass trails with our young kids. Campground has nice sites with some privacy and lots of mature trees.

  • Great place to camp! Campsites are somewhat secluded and offers privacy from neighbors. Mississippi river is right next to the campgrounds s make sure you catch a sunset or sunrise. Bathrooms and showers are nice, and showers have hot water. If you need wood for building a fire after the park rangers leave they allow you to leave cash or credit card number at the park office and you can just take the bundles of wood (honor system). Overall, wonderful campground with good hiking trails!

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  • Beautiful park on top of the bluffs overlooking Lake Pepin. Lots of hiking trails and spots for camping with shower facility. Picnic shelter with restrooms which can be reserved for all day events or reserve for a few hours at a time. Great place for Family Reunions.

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