Great River Bluffs, Minnesota

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Secs. 35-36, T106N R5W and Sec. 1, T105N R5W, 2 miles NW of Dakota, MN, and about 10 miles SE of Winona, MN and 10 miles NW of La Crosse, WI.

Dakota Creek Gorge from I-90

This is one of the innumerable coulees that carve up the upper Mississippi basin. This is a geomorphically young landscape because repeated lowerings of sea level during the Pleistocene caused the Mississippi to incise its valley and all the nearby tributaries to do likewise.

A Coulee 

View of the Mississippi From a Coulee

Panorama From the Park

The view spans from north at the left to southeast at far right. 

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Created 20 September 2000, Last Update 15 January 2020