Daily Archives: 14 March 2016

Minnemishinona Falls

Minnemishinona Falls 1

While out on a Minnesota River reconnoissance, we came across Minnemishinona Falls. Located along Judson Bottom Road, west of North Mankato, this 3 acre county park was a little, unexpected gem.

Until recently, the waterfall was on private land, but the Trust for Public Land helped Nicollet County purchase the site of the 42′ Minnemishinona Falls and its gorge.

Minnemishinona Falls 2

The waterfall is viewed from a steel bridge that crosses the gorge. A copy of a 1908 postcard can be found on the bridge, with a photo of the falls at that time. Erosion has brought the falls from one side of the bridge to the other during the course of those 108 years.

1908 postcard: Minnemishinona Falls