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.
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Fall deer hunts
The park will have a special permit youth hunt from October 29 - 30. Park visitors are asked to wear blaze orange or bright colored clothing (even if not part of special hunting), and to watch for any hunt-related signage at the park and follow it.
The park will be closed during a special muzzleloader permit hunt from November 26 - 27. No day visitors are allowed in the park Nov. 26-27.
For more information, visit hunting in state parks.
Horse camp and horse trail visitors: Equestrian Trails West of County Road 48 will be CLOSED during special Youth Hunt on Oct. 29-30, 2016. Also, water is off for the season.
2016 Reservation changes
Reservations for Oak Ridge Campground camping season from May 25 to October 31, 2016. Oak Ridge campground now features 34 electric sites and 23 non-electric sites.
Sibley is in fall season with hiking trails, changing leaf color, a few interpretive programs and more!
Water Update: Water is off in the park, except for the water filling station at the main office.
Camper cabins at Sibley are available for rent Thursday through Sunday nights, advance reservations are highly recommended.
The Mt. Tom observation tower is temporarily closed due to concerns about the safety of the stairs. Please check back for updates.
The Interpretive Trail Center room and bathrooms are open every day for a view of the park orientation map prior to hitting the trails.
October 2016 Office Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm Friday Oct 27* 11:00am-7:00pm Saturday and Sunday hours vary. Monday, Oct. 31 8am-4pm
(Updated Oct. 27, 2016)
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 varying times in the fall, winter and spring seasons. The Interpretive Center is open varied hours and closed most weekends, unless otherwise noted in the Events calendar.
Fall through Spring: Hours vary. Closed in December and January, unless otherwise noted on Events Calendar. Call 320-354-2002 or 320-354-2055 for times and programs.
Share your story!
People of all ages are invited to share their stories and memories this summer, through an oral history project at the park.
Purchase a Minnesota State Parks Gift Card.
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:
Generally, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hours are limited due to staffing. In October, Front Office is closed on Mondays.
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.