Sibley State Park

In the area

From Explore MN Tourism


Minnesota State Parks and Trails on Facebook

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 in this podcast.

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


Visitor Alert

Sibley State Park updates:

Water Update: Water is OFF in the park, and our dump station is CLOSED. Water and restrooms at Front Office is NOW available; the Trail Center/Interpretive Center basement restrooms are available.

Front Office hours - Nov. 29 to Jan. 1, 2018:

Monday - Friday* 8:15 am-3:45 pm
Saturday & Sunday Hours vary

*Change in Office Schedule on the following dates:
Friday, Dec. 8    8:15 am-2:45 pm
Monday, Dec. 25     CLOSED
Monday, Jan. 1     CLOSED
Monday, Jan. 15     CLOSED

This schedule is subject to change due to weather/snowfall and staffing.

If intending to purchase a gift card, annual permit or other item, please call ahead [(320) 354-2055] to make sure office is open.

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

Interpretive Center is closed in December. Please call ahead.

Holiday Shopping:

The Beach Store is closed, and will be reopened May 2018! Great holiday gift ideas, including gift cards, clothing and nature books, are available at the Office.

(Updated Dec. 6, 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:

Dec. 2017: Interpretive Center will be closed. Please call ahead if you need to contact Naturalist.

Fall through Spring: Hours vary. Closed on weekends in winter/spring, unless otherwise noted on Events Calendar. Summer: open 9am-6pm most every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 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!
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:

Generally, 9:00am-3:00pm Monday to Friday in the winter. Please see Visitor Alerts for Office Hours.

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.