Whitewater State Park program schedule


Centennial event: History Mystery Geocache Challenge

Friday, November 1, to Saturday, November 30

As part of the centennial anniversary at Whitewater State Park, staff invite you to explore the park to piece together an exciting puzzle about the past. You’ll find clues along the way as you gather collectible history cards about Whitewater. Bring your own GPS or borrow one from the park office! This challenge will run the entire month of November.

Veteran’s Day program: POWs of Whitewater

Friday, November 8, 7-8 p.m.

Meet at the Whitewater Valley Visitor Center.

Did you know that Whitewater State Park was once home to German prisoners of war? Come learn about one of lesser known parts of Minnesota’s History. What did they do here? Where did they go? What was life like being a prisoner? Did they cause mischief? Come find out!

H.O.P. into the Park (Healthy Older People)

Wednesday, November 13, 10 a.m. to noon

Meet at the Whitewater Valley Visitor Center.

Join in for the monthly H.O.P. program (Healthy Older People)! This month attendees will learn about geocaching and how you can use GPS to explore Minnesota state parks. The group will also learn more about the History Mystery Geocache Challenge program being offered throughout November as part of the centennial anniversary of the park.

Tundra swan field trip

Saturday, November 16, 10 a.m. to noon

Meet at the Whitewater Valley Visitor Center.

Each November thousands of migrating tundra swans stop at the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge on their way to Chesapeake Bay. Join a naturalist for a short presentation at the Visitor Center, after which the group will caravan through the Whitewater Wildlife Management Area to Weaver Bottoms on the Mississippi River to observe tundra swans. Binoculars, spotting scopes and handouts will be available. Bring your own transportation.

Turkey Hike

Friday, November 29, 10 a.m. to noon

Meet at the Whitewater Valley Visitor Center.

Come on out to the park to walk off that Thanksgiving feast while learning the fascinating history of the wild turkey in the Whitewater Valley! After a short presentation, the group will hike to look for clues and signs of wild turkeys in the park.

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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