St. Charles

St. Charles, located between Rochester and Winona, is the gateway to the Whitewater State Park. The beautiful little city offers big city conveniences with the advantages that come with living in a small town.

Whitewater State Park is only seven miles to the north of St. Charles, where you won’t be disappointed if you’re looking for something recreational to do. Also within St. Charles you’ll find five beautiful city parks that offer a variety of activities to satisfy everyone’s interests, whether it be picnicking, volleyball, baseball or softball, biking or hiking, or taking the kids to the playgrounds.

Other family fun includes fishing, golfing, sightseeing, wildlife watching, the local aquatic center, unique shopping and dining. You can even go on a geocaching adventure! It’s difficult to fit into one day, so take advantage of the great lodging available to visitors in St. Charles or a neighboring town.

Be sure to stop by St. Charles in August for the town festival, Gladiolus Days. St. Charles is a great place to discover the beauty and historic charm of southeastern Minnesota’s blufflands.


We are a family owned campground located in the scenic Whitewater Valley with a premier trout stream running thru the campground. We offer 122 campsites along with a sleeper cabin and a swiss-chalet cabin. Arcade. Heated 30' x 50' pool. Playgound. Basketball court. Horseshoes. Sand Volleyball Court. Wagon rides. Trout fishing. Kiddie Train Rides. Activities with additional fees include: River Tubing. Funcycles/Pedal carts. Crafts for kids. Horseback trail rides. Trail rides with dinner. Canoeing. Located 8 miles north of St. Charles at the intersection of State Hwy 74 and Cty. Road 39.