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Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

21071 County 118, Preston, Minnesota 55965 USA
(507) 352-5111
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  Average Rating:   (Based on 4 Reviews)  4.5out of 5

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Visit Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park to see natural wonders above and below ground. In the summer, beat the heat with a visit below ground. Explore the world of Mystery Cave with its stalactites, stalagmites, and underground pools. Park naturalists provide tours of the cave throughout the summer and on weekends in the spring and fall. The temperature stays at a constant 48 degrees Fahrenheit. Above ground, stop by Historic Forestville, a restored 1800s village operated by the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS). Fish three blue-ribbon trout streams for brown trout. Take in the soft past ...

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Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park has 5 campground areas.
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Main Campground - A Loop
Main Campground - B Loop
Main Campground - C Loop
Horse Campground
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There are 130 campsites at this Park.
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There are 4 reviews of Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park.
5 Star Rating   June 26th, 2019   Amazing Campsites!
We had so much fun at this state park! The campsites are wonderful--most are very private and decently sized. The bathroom facilities are some of the best we`ve seen in the state. Plenty of fishing and hiking to be done and the cave is AMAZING! I highly recommend the tour!

When we went, the gnats were BRUTAL, but it was a bad, record year for those statewide, so it wasn`t normal for the park to see. It was terrible though and we did cut our trip short, but we are already planning on coming back next year!
Submitted by: cochy

5 Star Rating   June 2nd, 2013   Caves and History
Great park with lots of activities. Take one of the many tours of the cave. It`s really interesting. And the remains of Forestville is a nice glimpse into history. One of the best things is that the state park has NO MOSQUITOS thanks to a colony of bats in Forestville and swift moving water of the river.

4 Star Rating   October 5th, 2012
Lots of things to do. Our niece and nephew (age 5 and 8) loved the cave. The cave is a few miles from the campground, they were about to repave that road this fall. Forestville still opens on Fridays and Saturdays but seemed spendy so we didn`t go. You can still see the historic buildings from the outside on other days. We enjoyed some good hiking paths.
Submitted by: rainbwblu
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