Blue Mounds State Park Campground

Luverne, Minnesota

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To geologists, Blue Mounds are outcrops of Sioux quartzite that jut out across a mile and a half of western Minnesota prairie (Blue Mounds is one of the largest expanses of prairie found in the state's park system). To pioneers crossing this prairie, these bumps on the western skyline appeared blue--hence the name. Since the first three American bison were introduced here in 1961, Blue Mounds has become home to more than 40 of the animals. And for campers seeking a unique setting amid the prairies of southwestern Minnesota, Blue Mounds is an inviting natural "speed bump" that rewards those who take the time to slow down and look around. The campgrounds are situated along Mound Creek at the northern end of the Blue Mounds outcrop. The main campground consists of 73 campsites, laid out along one side of the road or in three main loops on the other.
Best Tent Camping: Minnesota

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Best Tent Camping: Minnesota

by Tom Watson (Menasha Ridge Press)

To geologists, Blue Mounds are outcrops of Sioux quartzite that jut out across a mile and a half of western Minnesota prairie (Blue Mounds is one of the largest expanses of prairie found in the state's park system). To pioneers crossing this prairie, these bumps on the western skyline appeared blue--hence the name. Since the first three American bison were introduced here in 1961, Blue Mounds has become home to more than 40 of the animals. And for campers seeking a unique setting amid the prairies of southwestern Minnesota, Blue Mounds is an inviting natural "speed bump" that rewards those who take the time to slow down and look around.

The campgrounds are situated along Mound Creek at the northern end of the Blue Mounds outcrop. The main campground consists of 73 campsites, laid out along one side of the road or in three main loops on the other.

©  Tom Watson/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Luverne
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: Blue Mounds State Park Campground
Driving Directions: Directions to Blue Mounds State Park Campground

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