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Sibley State Park

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Where to go: Begin your color tour of Sibley State Park at the Trail Center (lower level of the Interpretive Center) where you will find a nice park trail map, and the trailhead of most park trails. From there, hike or drive to Mt. Tom for a panoramic view of Sibley and surrounding area. A hike on the Mt. Tom trail will take you through woodlands, hills, prairies and near Lake Andrew, and will provide a glimse of leaf and wildflower color.

What you'll see: The leaf color change is more noticeable each day at Sibley. Trees with colorful leaves include hackberry, ash, oak and elm. Dogwoods, hazel, gooseberry and prickly ash are quite colorful in the forest understory. Prairie wildflowers are in full bloom, with the purple blazing star, yellow goldenrod and blue gentians among the beautiful sights in the grasslands. Yellow headed coneflowers and white snakeroot are blooming in the woods, and mushrooms of all sorts are another beautiful source of color.

Also of interest: Fishing can be very good in Lake Andrew in the fall, and there are many other beautiful lakes in Kandiyohi County to try fishing or go for a paddle. The Glacial Ridge Scenic Byway is a great color route for those wanting to take a motor tour, and it passes right through Sibley! The Northstar Trail Travelers are conducting an organized Folkssport, or "hike", on September 27 and 28 at Sibley. A different route each day, and a great way to take a leisurely walk and meet some fun loving hikers! Visit www.nstt.org for details, or call Sibley at 320-354-2055.

Last updated: September 18, 2014 

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Getting there

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.


Phone: 320-354-2055

Email: sibley.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.