Fort Ridgely State Park

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Seasonal Update

Water: Water is available year-round at the Chalet building and the park office.

Drinking Water: Drinking water is available in all the campgrounds and picnic areas from mid-May through MEA weekend. Drinking water is available year-round at the Chalet building and the park office.

Bathroom Facilities: Vault toilets are available in the main campground, upper picnic area, and farmhouse from April 1 through MEA weekend. Flush toilets are available at the upper picnic area and equestrian campground from mid-May through MEA weekend.

Showers: Showers are not available in the main campground. Showers are available in the equestrian campground, for equestrian campers, from mid-May through MEA weekend. Showers are available at the chalet for visitors that rent that building.

Dump Station: The dump station is open from April 1 through MEA weekend.

 

Campgrounds: Camping is available April 1 through MEA weekend.

Electric Sites: The park has 15 regular electric campsites, some with 30-amp and some with 50-amp service. The park also has 13 electric equestrian campsites, all with 30-amp service.

Special Notes for RV Campers: Park has level sites with easy access.

 

Contact Notes: Best time to contact the park:

Mid-May through MEA weekend: Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Winter: Regular office hours are not kept during the winter. Please call or email the park and leave a message.

 

Trail Notes: The park has 9.3 miles of hiking trails and 13.3 miles of horse trails. Horse trails will close if conditions are not suitable for riding. Please call the park office (507) 426-7840 to determine trail conditions before visiting.

Season Rentals: The upper picnic shelter is available for rent for $45/day during the summer season. The chalet is available to rent by for $60/day or overnight $80, year-round. The chalet is only available weekends from November 1 through April 1. Contact the park to reserve.

Naturalist Programs and Park Tours: The park does not have a naturalist on staff. Programs are scheduled periodically throughout the year.

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