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.

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Visitor Alert

Sibley State Park updates:

Interpretive Center is closed in September and October.

Water Update: Water is ON in the park, and our dump station is OPEN. Water at Front Office is not available, but there are plenty of water filling stations sprinkled throughout the 2 campgrounds.

Front Office hours in October:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Saturday 8:15 am-3:45 pm
Sunday Hours vary
Mon. Oct. 30 8:15 am - 3:45 pm.

The Mt. Tom observation tower is now open following repairs to the stairways, and you can drive or hike up to Mt. Tom.

The Beach Store is closed for the season, and will be reopened May 2018! Retail items are available at main office.

Fall Hunting

Youth Deer Hunt:

October 28 and 29, 2017. The park is open both to visitors and to lottery-drawn hunters, however a portion of the park is open to the public and closed to hunting. More details are on the Special youth hunt map.

Muzzleloader Deer Hunt:

November 25 and 26, 2017. The entire park is closed to the public and only open to the lottery drawn hunters. More details are available on the Sibley's Muzzleloader hunt map.

More details about access to Minnesota State Parks during the 2017 fall hunting season.

Volunteers

Are you interested in volunteering at Sibley State Park? Sibley's 3rd Annual Jack O Lantern walk is looking for volunteers Oct. 23-27, Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. Volunteer opportunities include: picking up pumpkins, carving pumpkins, placing pumpkins on trail, and removing them from the trail. Please contact (320) 354-2055 or sibley.statepark@state.mn.us for more information.

(Updated Oct. 23, 2017)

Park Notes

Naturalist Programs:

Scheduled programs are based on Sibley State Park's natural, cultural, and recreational resources and are offered on various days during the fall through spring months. Please check the events calendar for details. In case of inclement weather, Interpretive programs will be moved inside or an alternative program will be offered.

Interpretive Center:

Sept. & Oct. 2017: Interpretive Center will be closed the months of September and October, 2017 unless otherwise noted.

Fall through Spring: Hours vary. Closed on weekends in winter/spring, unless otherwise noted on Events Calendar. Summer: open most days. Call 320-354-2002 or 320-354-2055 for times and programs.

Share your story!

People of all ages are invited to share their stories and memories this summer, through an oral history project at the park

Virtual Tour:

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip to the park!
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Gift Cards:

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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:

Generally, 8:30am-3:30pm Tuesday to Saturday in October. Thurs., Oct. 19: Office is open 10:15am to 5:45pm.

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.