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:

The Beach Store is open most days 10:15am-5:30pm.

Water Update: Water is ON in the park, and our dump station is OPEN.

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

RETAIL update: Sibley State Park has their patches, pins, and NEW items available for purchase at the Office and the Beach Store. The Beach Store has a sales table with interesting items added this fall.

(Updated Aug. 16, 2017)

Park Notes

Naturalist Programs:

Scheduled programs are based on Sibley State Park's natural, cultural, and recreational resources and are mainly offered every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer, and on various weekdays. 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:

Summer: 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Sunday. NOTE: CLOSED on Monday, July 31, 2017. Interpretive Center on Wednesday Aug. 2, 2017 is OPEN from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 from 1:30pm to 5:00pm.

Fall through Spring: Hours vary. Closed on weekends in winter/spring, unless otherwise noted on Events Calendar. 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:

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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.


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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:

Generally, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. NOTE: Tuesday, Aug. 15, Office is open until 3:00pm due to unforseen circumstances.


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.