Flandrau State Park Group Center

Photo of the Flandrau State Park Group Center

 

Reservations

Call the park directly to make a reservation: 507-233-1260. The group center cannot be reserved through the Minnesota state park reservation system.

Description

The group center is in a secluded, quiet, wooded valley only minutes outside the city of New Ulm.  The Cottonwood River State Water Trail separates the group center from the rest of the park and provides privacy.

  • Dining hall: This building includes a commercial kitchen with two ovens, stove, griddle, walk-in cooler and upright freezer. There are folding tables and chairs to seat 100.
  • Cabins: Eight cabins, each with electricity. Each cabin sleeps 12-14 people in a combination of single and bunkbeds. 
  • Bathroom/showers: Two shower buildings, each with five flush toilets and three showers.
  • Other features: Fire ring, picnic tables, volleyball court.

Fees

Overnight use

  • $320 per night for up to 64 people. $5 for each additional person. Tax additional.

Day use

  • $196 per day. Tax additional.

Accessibility

The dining hall, cabins 1 and 2 and one shower building are accessible. For more information about accessibility, please contact the park: 507-233-1260.

Features

The large kitchen offers:

  • Commercial stove with two ovens
  • Six burners and a griddle
  • Walk-in cooler, upright freezer and upright refrigerator
  • Commercial dishwasher (detergent is provided)
  • Stainless steel work/serving tables
  • Storage room
  • Half bath
  • Brooms, dustpans, mops and buckets

Remember to bring

  • Sleeping bags or other bedding
  • Cookware, coffee pot, toaster, gas or charcoal grill
  • Dish and hand soap, towels, dish cloths, sponges, etc.
  • Flashlight
  • Serving dishes, cookware, utensils, plates
  • Matches
  • Fans
  • Paper towels

Arrival and departure

Check-in: 4 p.m. 
Contact the park well in advance to arrange late check-in if you will be arriving after 4 p.m.

Checkout: 11 a.m.
Each group is responsible for completing a cleaning checklist prior to checkout.

Checkout inspection
Park staff will inspect that everything is clean at 11 a.m. on checkout day. This process takes approximately one hour. Make sure everything is clean and personal items have been removed from the buildings before 11 a.m. A cleaning checklist is included in your reservation packet information and posted on the kitchen bulletin board.

Checkout extension
With an additional day use charge, you may arrange different check-in and checkout times, if the camp is available.


Other information

  • Heating and utilities

    Rental rate includes utilities.

  • Firewood

    Buy firewood at the park office for $6 per bundle. To arrange a large delivery, call prior to your stay. Don't move firewood! Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Buy your firewood from the park or use approved firewood.

  • Pets

    No pets other than hearing or seeing-eye dogs or other service animals are allowed in state park buildings, lodging, cabins and camper cabins, or on tours or in beach areas.

  • RVs

    Recreational vehicles (RVs) are allowed only if needed for medical or accessibility reasons. Sleeping tents are not permitted at the group center.

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY CALL 911
  • During an emergency, call from the phone in the kitchen, and alert the park office during office hours: 507-233-1260.

  • The group center address is 14316 215 Street, New Ulm, MN 56073.

Phone coverage

  • If someone needs to reach you in an emergency, they may call the group center phone at 507-233-9809 or the park office during office hours, 507-233-1260.

  • Verizon has cell phone coverage at the group center, but other service from other carriers may be spotty.