Minneopa bison range hours changing for winter

Hours for the bison range road at Minneopa State Park in Mankato will change for the winter due to decreasing daylight hours, according the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Starting Oct. 16, the range road will be open Thursday through Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The road will be closed on Wednesdays for regular maintenance.

Hiking trails around the bison range provide additional bison viewing opportunities. Trails are open daily year round during regular park hours.

There is no charge to view the bison, but a vehicle permit ($5 daily or $25 year-round) is required to enter the park.

Minneopa’s bison herd arrived in September of 2015 and has been a popular attraction.

For more information, call 507-389-5464 or visit www.mndnr.gov/minneopa.

For information on the Minneopa State Park bison herd, see

Resources on bison can be found at: www.dnr.state.mn.us/mammals/bison.html