Fort Ridgely State Park

Photo of the Fort Ridgely State Park chalet



The chalet can be reserved year-round, and features a full kitchen with amenities, a fireplace, central heat, and air conditioning. Firewood is provided and included in the rental cost. The chalet is located near the sledding hills.

Make a reservation

The chalet is not in the Minnesota state park reservations system. To reserve the chalet, please call the park at 507-426-7840 at least one week ahead of your desired arrival date. Full payment is required at the time of reservation. From November 1 through March 31 the chalet is only available on weekends. April 1 through October 31, the chalet is available for rent 7 days/week.


  • Fee: $85 per night, plus tax. $60 per day. Fee includes firewood.
  • Accommodates: up to 30 people for day use; up to 15 people overnight. 
  • There are no beds in the chalet; guests need to bring sleeping bags and spread out on the floor. Sleeping capacity is 15 people.
  • Bathrooms and showers are located on the lower level, which is open to the public during the day.
  • Kitchen includes a full stove, microwave, sink, coffeemaker, refrigerator/freezer, dish soap, and and paper towels. Cooking utensils are not provided – bring your own pots, dishes, sponges, etc.
  • Outside area includes picnic tables, a fire ring, and a pedestal grill.
  • No pets, no smoking. 
  • Guests are responsible for cleaning after stay, supplies are provided.

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