Sibley State Park

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Sibley State Park

There is something for everyone at this popular west-central Minnesota State Park. Hike to Mount Tom, one of several high points in a 50-mile radius, and see a patchwork of forest, farmland, prairie knolls, and lakes. Summer visitors enjoy swimming, boating, and fishing on Lake Andrew. A canoe route invites adventurers to portage and canoe on Henschien Lake and Swan Lake. The park offers campgrounds, a modern group center, horseback camps, picnic area, and interpretive programs year-around.

Who was Henry Sibley? Find out about the historic figure for whom Sibley State Park is named. Henry Sibley Podcast

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Visitor Alert!

The Mt. Tom observation tower is temporarily closed due to concerns about the safety of the stairs. Please check back for updates.

Oakridge Campground is closed due to construction (improving water lines and adding electricity to some campsites). Please check our website for updates.

Fall like weather has triggered change at Sibley, oak acorns are mostly down and feeding lots of wild critters. Watch for the fall color reports as we enter this most beautiful of the four seasons. Fishing can be very good in fall, so come and wet a line on Lake Andrew next time you visit Sibley State Park.

Deer hunts October to November

There will be a special deer hunt for youth hunters and their mentors on October 24 through October 25. The youth hunt is limited to the western portion of the park.

There will be a deer hunt on November 28 through November 29 for muzzleloader season. The park will be open only to deer hunters with a valid permit during the special permit hunt.

For more information: state parks during fall hunting season.

(Updated Oct. 7, 2015)

Park Notes

Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.

Updated Management Plan:

A management plan sets the direction for the state park for the next 15-20 years, and includes recommendations for managing natural and cultural resources and providing recreational and interpretative opportunities to park visitors. Learn more about our plan.

Naturalist Programs:

Scheduled programs are based on Sibley State Park's natural, cultural, and recreational resources and are offered most weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day Weekend.

Interpretive Center:

Now open as scheduled, call 320-354-2002 or 320-354-2055 for times and programs.

Trail Center:

The Trail Center is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week year around. It includes a water fountain, restrooms and park information.

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

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 Sibley State Park.


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

Park Highlights

tree Interpretive Programs

tree Bird Watching

tree Camping

tree Fishing/Canoeing

tree Hiking

tree Cross-Country Skiing


Best time to contact the park:

Summer: Generally, 8 a.m. - 4:00p.m. Hours are limited due to staffing.

Office hours may vary. Please call ahead or leave a message.


800 Sibley Park Road Northeast
New London, MN 56273

tel: 320-354-2055


Getting There

From St. Cloud, take State Hwy 23 to New London, then State Hwy 9 west to County Rd. 40. Then go west on County Rd. 40. Go one mile north on 71 to park entrance.

From Willmar, take US Hwy 71 north, 15 miles to the park entrance.