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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

Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.


Visitor Alert!

Sibley State Park has been busy this summer, the weather has been good and there have been few mosquitos. Fall color is just around the corner, think about a great camping trip and a drive on the Glacial Ridge Scenic Byway this autumn. September 6th will be a special day at Sibley, the annual "Outreach Day" , with events including the Pat Boros 10K Fun Run at 8:30 am, Waterfowl Woodcarving from 10 to 11 am, and Canoe Paddle in the Park from 2 to 3:30 pm. No park permit fee required to enter the park that day! Also on September 6th, the annual Prairie Pothole Day is an all day, family fun event at the neighboring Stoney Ridge Farm. Call Sibley at 320-354-2055 for details on any of these programs and events.

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 Labor Day through Memorial Day Weekend. Special requested programs can be scheduled for schools, scouts, senior citizens and other groups Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and possibly the weekend. Call the park for program information, 320-354-2002 or 2055.

Interpretive Center:

The Interpretive Center has been remodeled and a new, exciting and engaging oak savanna exhibit has been installed! Two other exhibit rooms offer park information on geology, wetlands and park orientation. A wildlife observation deck, a big screen auditorium, a 3D map model, an interactive touch screen display, an information desk, restrooms, a trail center, and an outdoor amphitheater round out this amazing facility. From Labor Day through Memorial Day Weekend the Interpretive Center is open many weekends. The Interpretive center may be opened upon request. Call for dates and visiting hours.

Trail Center:

The Trail Center is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week during the spring season. 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.

Birders:

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


Hours

Best time to contact the park:

Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Contact

800 Sibley Park Road Northeast
New London, MN 56273

tel: 320-354-2055

email: sibley.statepark@state.mn.us

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.