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Fort Ridgely State Park

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Where to go: Drive through the park on Hwy 21 to see prairie grasses. The golf course, campground and upper picnic area are the best places to see leaves in color.

What you'll see: Most of the leaves have fallen from the trees. The oaks still have most of their grey-brown foliage.

Also of interest: Fall is a beautiful time at Fort Ridgely!

Last updated: October 28, 2013 

Special Offer for Park Permits

Canít decide between a one-day or year-round park permit? The DNR has a special offer that can help. Start by purchasing a one-day permit for $5 and visit as many state parks as possible. After visiting the state parks, trade in the one-day permit by the end of that day and get $5 off the purchase of a year-round permit. Year-round permits, which cost $25, provide unlimited access to all 76 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas for a full year from the month of purchase.
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Getting there

72158 County Road 30
Fairfax, MN 55332

Off State Highway 4, 6 miles south of Fairfax or 12 miles north of Sleepy Eye, then follow the signs to the park.


Phone: 507-426-7840

Email: fortridgely.statepark@state.mn.us

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.