Upper Sioux Agency State Park

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Upper Sioux Agency State Park

Upper Sioux Agency State Park contains the site of the Upper Sioux or Yellow Medicine Agency. The park was established in 1963 to preserve and interpret the remains of the old Agency site. The park covers 1,280 acres and offers diversity: open prairie knolls, bluffs, and cool, wooded slopes. From the vistas, visitors enjoy the trails which are ideal for horseback riding, hiking, skiing, and snowmobiling. The park also offers a huge sliding hill for winter fun.

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

Visitor Alert

Temporary trail closure

Stagecoach trail is closed until further notice, until repairs are completed. Map of affected trails.


Water will not be turned on in the campgrounds until May 1, 2017. A hydrant is available in the NE corner of the Visitor Center parking lot to fill holding tanks if needed.

(Updated April 20, 2017)

Park Notes

Award winning:

Tipi camping at Upper Sioux Agency State Park was named "Best Camping with a Twist" in the Star Tribune's 2014 Best of Minnesota review!

Camping available year-round!

Stay the night in a Tipi!

Upper Sioux Agency State Park has three 18-foot diameter canvas tipis available to rent Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

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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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 Upper Sioux Agency State Park.


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Park Highlights

tree Camping Including Tipi Sites

tree Historic Site

tree Horse Trails/Camp

tree Varied Landscape/Hiking Trails

tree Birdwatching


Best time to contact the park:

Memorial Day through Labor Day: Friday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday: noon to 4:00 pm

Labor Day through Memorial Day:

Office hours will vary; please leave a message if you are unable to reach a staff member.

Questions can also be referred to the Lac qui Parle State Park office at 320-734-4450


5908 Highway 67
Granite Falls, MN 56241

tel: 320-564-4777

email: uppersiouxagency.statepark@state.mn.us

Getting There

From the town of Granite Falls at the intersection of State Hwy 212 and 23, go south on St. Hwy 23, about one block to State Hwy 67. Turn left on 67 and go eight miles to park entrances. The first of the park's three entrances will take you to the horse rider campground. The second entrance takes you to the main park entrance. The last entrance takes you to the campground.