Sibley State Park
There is something for everyone at this popular west-central Minnesota State Park. Hike to Mount Tom, one of several high points in a 50-mile radius, and see a patchwork of forest, farmland, prairie knolls, and lakes. Summer visitors enjoy swimming, boating, and fishing on Lake Andrew. A canoe route invites adventurers to portage and canoe on Henschien Lake and Swan Lake. The park offers campgrounds, a modern group center, horseback camps, picnic area, and interpretive programs year-around.
Who was Henry Sibley? Find out about the historic figure for whom Sibley State Park is named. Henry Sibley Podcast
Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.
Sibley State Park is open for all uses, including camping, trail use, and water based recreation. The near record high water levels on Lake Andrew are receding, and we have a narrow ribbon of sandy beach again! The restriction on boat wakes has been cancelled, so it's "full speed ahead". 7/13/14
Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.
Updated Management Plan:
A management plan sets the direction for the state park for the next 15-20 years, and includes recommendations for managing natural and cultural resources and providing recreational and interpretative opportunities to park visitors. Learn more about our plan.
Scheduled programs are based on Sibley State Park's natural, cultural, and recreational resources and are offered most weekends from Labor Day through Memorial Day Weekend. Special requested programs can be scheduled for schools, scouts, senior citizens and other groups Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and possibly the weekend. Call the park for program information, 320-354-2002 or 2055.
The Interpretive Center has been remodeled and a new, exciting and engaging oak savanna exhibit has been installed! Two other exhibit rooms offer park information on geology, wetlands and park orientation. A wildlife observation deck, a big screen auditorium, a 3D map model, an interactive touch screen display, an information desk, restrooms, a trail center, and an outdoor amphitheater round out this amazing facility. From Labor Day through Memorial Day Weekend the Interpretive Center is open many weekends. The Interpretive center may be opened upon request. Call for dates and visiting hours.
The Trail Center is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week during the spring season. It includes a water fountain, restrooms and park information.
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Don't move firewood!
Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Sibley State Park.
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Best time to contact the park:
Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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.