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Flandrau State Park


The gentle flowing Big Cottonwood River meanders through this southern park. The sand-bottom swimming pond, picnic area, campgrounds and group center attract many visitors every summer to this very popular state park. The terrain is diverse, offering views of wooded river bottoms, oxbow marshes and open grasslands. Hikers and cross-country skiers enjoy the flat trails on the bottom of the valley or more challenging routes on the oak-shaded bluffs. Visit historic stone buildings crafted by Works Progress Administration(WPA)crews. Vegetative features include goat prairies, small white lady's slippers, and the floodplain forest.

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Visitor Alert

2016 Reservations changes

  • All campsites at this park are reservable.
  • Same-day reservations are now available.
  • If you need help making a reservation, call 866-857-2757.
  • For more details, read the FAQ.

Park Office Hours

Office Hours from May 27th-Labor Day Daily 12-8 p.m.

Swimming Pond Hours

The swimming pond will be open Memorial Weekend through Aug 21st, 2016. New for this year: Lifeguard Hours are 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. and the pond will close at 8 p.m.

(Updated May 6, 2016)

Park Notes

Virtual Tour:

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip to the park! Panoramic tour | Snapshot tour

Group Center Reservations Available:

The Group Center has eight bunkhouses and sleeps up to 105 people. It also has a modern kitchen/dining area complete with walk-in cooler; a large six burner stove; and modern shower facilities. In 2016, the reservable dates are June 3 - September 11. The Group Center will rent for $343.60 a night for 60 people (over 60 add $5.37 per person). Make your reservation up to one year in advance by calling the park office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Camper Cabins:

Flandrau State Park has two year-round camper cabins.

Sand Bottom Swimming Pool:

Be sure to check out the unique chlorinated, sand-bottom swimming pool. The pool is open seasonally from Memorial weekend to mid-August.

Gift Cards:

Purchase a Minnesota State Parks Gift Card.

Don't move firewood!

Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Flandrau State Park.

Birders:

Bird Checklist This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. at Flandrau State Park.

Park Highlights

tree Shaded Campsites

tree Sand-bottom Swimming Pool

tree Enclosed Picnic Shelter

tree Scenic Overlooks

tree Hiking/Cross-Country Skiing

tree Modern Group Center


Hours

Best time to contact the park by telephone:

Year-round: Daily, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

If no one is available, please leave a message.

Contact

1300 Summit Avenue
New Ulm, MN 56073

tel: 507-233-9800

email: flandrau.statepark@state.mn.us

Getting There

In New Ulm, follow Broadway (State Highway 15) to 10th Street South. Proceed west on 10th Street South up the hill to Summit Avenue. Then turn left heading south and proceed three blocks to the park entrance which will be on the right (west) side of Summit Avenue. Park entrance is right next to the New Ulm Country Club.