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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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
*Change in Office Schedule on the following dates:
This schedule is subject to change due to weather/snowfall and staffing.
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.
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)
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.
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
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 Sibley State Park.
Best time to contact the park:
Generally, 9:00am-3:00pm Monday to Friday in the winter. Please see Visitor Alerts for Office Hours.
800 Sibley Park Road Northeast
New London, MN 56273
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.