Whitewater State Park program schedule


All classes, events and programs will meet at the Whitewater Valley Visitor Center unless otherwise noted.

Snakes of the Blufflands

Saturday, May 18, 1-2 p.m.

Sixteen of Minnesota’s 17 native snakes live in the bluff lands. Learn how people can live, work and recreate in the bluff lands and still conserve these awesome creatures. Bring a camera for a picture of your loved one touching a live snake!

Ghost town cemetery field trip

Friday, May 24, 6-8 p.m.

The town of Beaver was abandoned in 1938 after repeated flooding. This ghost town cemetery holds many stories of pioneers, Civil War veterans, Minnesota conservation hero Richard Dorer and others who have lived in the Whitewater Valley. Learn some fascinating history about the area! Bring transportation.

H.O.P. into the Park

Wednesday, May 22, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The monthly H.O.P. (Healthy Older People) into the Park program educates on nature. Socialize with other older adults. Each month is a new topic!

Fossil field trip

Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

On this trip you will find, and can keep, fossils of plants and animals that lived here hundreds of millions of years ago — long before the dinosaurs! Bring transportation.

Intro to Geocaching

Saturday, May 25, 1-2 p.m.

Have fun discovering the sport of geocaching (a treasure hunt using a GPS unit)! If you have a GPS unit, bring it. If not, you can use one of the park’s! The group will meet at the Nature Store.

100 Years in Paradise: Voices of Whitewater State Park

Saturday, May 25, 3-4 p.m.

In 2019, Whitewater State Park turned 100 years old! Learn about the history of the park and surrounding Whitewater Valley through the stories of people who have lived, worked and played in the area over the past century. Audio clips from the oral history project have been woven into this inter- active presentation.

To check on program cancellations due to poor weather conditions, call the park at 507-312-2300 or go online for cancellations on the state park event calendar. If you need an accommodation, please contact Sara at sara.holger@state.mn.us or 507-312-2300, two weeks prior to the event.


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