Whether you decide to stay, or just plan to visit, we welcome you to St. Charles and hope your stay is filled with many fond memories!
Located 20 miles east of Rochester and 20 miles west of Winona, St. Charles offers big city conveniences with the advantages of small town living. Best known for being the Gateway to the Whitewater Valley, St. Charles is a vibrant community of 3,825 people comfortably nestled within the rolling hills and valleys of southeastern Minnesota.
St. Charles is a great place to visit and an even better place to live. Our vibrant main street, small town charm, and scenic residential subdivisions make St. Charles a desirable place to live, work and raise a family.
In St. Charles, recreational opportunities abound. The Majestic Whitewater State Park is only seven miles north of the city. We have five beautiful city parks offering a variety of activities, including picnic areas, volleyball courts, ball fields, playground equipment and biking and hiking trails. We are very proud of our Senior Center with over 90 active members, and our expansive recreation programs.
While you’re here, play a round of golf at the St. Charles Golf Course, enjoy a warm summer day at our state-of-the-art aquatics facility, or visit our public library.
If shopping is more your style, St. Charles’ downtown area has several antique and specialty shops for your prowling pleasure, a pleasant outing for both the treasure seeker or browser.