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.
Warm weather at Sibley State Park has set back the trail conditions, ski and snowmobile trails are now in poor shape. Hiking or snowshoeing on designated trails would be the best bet until more snow and colder temps prevail. Please remember, hiking and snowshoeing are not allowed on groomed ski trails. Watch for icy and slippery walks in parking areas and around buildings. Ready for a winter getaway? The four camper cabins at Sibley State Park are open year round. Since they have heat and electricity, they are perfect for a winter getaway. Many openings are available this winter. Call 1-866-857-2757 or visit mndnr.gov/reservations to make reservations.
Summer Naturalist Corps jobs
Know a young person who wants to become a naturalist? The seasonal Naturalist Corps jobs are hiring now!(Updated January 14, 2015)
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 Memorial Day through Labor Day Weekend.
Closed until further notice.
The Trail Center is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week year around. 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.
Bird Checklist Sibley State Park.
Best time to contact the park:
Winter: Generally, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Hours are limited due to staffing.
Office hours may vary. Please call ahead or leave a message.
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.