Route 2, Box 128, Preston, MN 55965
tel: Main Park:(507) 352-5111
Mystery Cave (507) 937-3251
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
pastels of wildflowers in spring or listen to ruffed grouse drumming
and wild turkeys gobbling. Hike or bring your horse to ride the ridge
tops and stream valleys. Observe interesting geologic features along
the way including sinkholes and dramatic Big Spring. In the fall, don't
miss the bold colors of the forest. Winter invites visitors to ski or
snowmobile the Bluff Country.
60 Sites (24 sites are electric)
See Park Notes section for updated information about the horse riding area.
Maximum capacity for the horse camp is 360. For reservations, contact
the state park reservation service by phone or online. Available May 25
through Oct. 31. Exceptional horse trails in park.
Trails are surfaced
with crushed rock. Shod horses recommended. Some fording required.
Trail elevation from valley floor to hill top is 200 ft. Very scenic.
Approximately 6 miles south of Wykoff. Entrance
to the park is 4 miles south of State Highway 16 on Fillmore County
Highway 5, then 2 miles east on Fillmore County 118.
For maps, reservations and detailed information visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at:
MN DNR Forestville/Mystery Cave