Welcome to the Sibley State Park virtual tour! On this journey you'll visit the interpretive center, check out Lake Andrew and several different camping and picnic sites, and marvel at the view from the Mount Tom observation deck, from which you can enjoy a 360 degree span of the landscape below. Enjoy your virtual tour, and come visit the park in person sometime soon!
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Outside the stone and wood interpretive center are benches and a platform for naturalist programs in the summer. The interpretive center is located about 1/3 mile northeast of the park office and includes three exhibit rooms and an auditorium.
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Interpretive Center Interior
Exhibits within the interpretive center focus on wetlands, geology and terrestrial features of the park. In the winter, the center serves as the park's warming house, with a woodstove and modern restrooms.
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Interpretive Center Deck
Outside the interpretive center, a wooden deck with mounted telescope looks out over a small pond and the diverse forests of Sibley State Park. Take a peek through the lens to look for pelicans, loons, bluebirds and other wild inhabitants of the park.
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The group center buildings are spread out across a large clearing within the prairie and forest landscape that covers Sibley State Park. The group center is perfect for large gatherings and school groups and can be reserved by calling the park.
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Group Center Mess Hall
Benches are stacked on top of long tables in the wood-paneled dining hall at the group center. The group center also includes staff quarters, a modern sanitation building, a craft hall and an outdoor amphitheater.
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Group Center Cabin
Two bunk beds sit next to the windows in a cabin at the group center. The center includes seven bunk houses and can accommodate 128 people.
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From the platform atop Mount Tom, park visitors can get a 360 degree view of the oak, red cedar, ironwood, green ash, aspen, maple and basswood forests. Interpretive signs are positioned on the railings to explain the ecology and history of the area.
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Little Mount Tom
A bench sits atop this overlook on Little Mount Tom. Within the forests, visitors may be able to find white-tailed deer, red and gray fox, coyote, raccoon and ruffed grouse.
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Picnic tables surround a fire ring in the partially shaded clearing of a group camp on Lake 21. Sibley State Park has three group camps, all with fire rings, picnic tables, running water and vault toilets. Group camps are tents only, and can accommodate between 20 and 50 people.
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Equestrian Area - Overlook
Tie posts can be seen in the equestrian area, set in this grassy field just southwest of Lake 21. Tie lines, water and vault toilets are available.
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Lakeview Campground 1
Tall trees shade the Lakeview Campground on the shore of Lake Andrew. This campground has 74 sites, 53 of which have electrical hook-ups.
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Lakeview Campground 2
Facility buildings in the Lakeview Campground can be seen between the trees. The campground has a shower building and modern restrooms that are available seasonally.
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A picnic area with tables backs the sandy swimming beach on the north shore of Lake Andrew. This is a perfect place for friends and family to relax while enjoying the natural beauties of Sibley State Park. Look for great blue herons, egrets, wood ducks and other wildlife along the shores.
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Two wooden docks frame the concrete boat ramp that lets in on the north shore of Lake Andrew. This is a great place for anglers and water recreation enthusiasts to get their boats in and enjoy a day on the water.