Where to go: Prairie grasses and flowers are best viewed from the historic fort site. Sumac is mostly red. Other trees are slower to turn.
What you'll see: Prairie: sunflower, marigold, asters, sumac. Woodland: white snakeroot.
Also of interest: "Dakota 38" documentary screening at Historic Fort Site Saturday, September 20. Mike Lynch star-gazing event Saturday, September 27. See Events Calendar for details.Last updated: September 16, 2014
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72158 County Road 30
Off State Highway 4, 6 miles south of Fairfax or 12 miles north of Sleepy Eye, then follow the signs to the park.
Best time to contact the park:
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends: Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Winter: Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please leave a message.