Sibley State Park

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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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Visitor Alert

Sibley State Park updates

Ski trails as of Feb. 23rd:

Six inches of fresh snow overnight has provided enough snow to pack a majority of the ski trails. The Mt Tom road has a fair base on the skate ski portion but much less where track was set. Other trails had some snow cover to pack; however, there isn't enough snow to properly groom the trails. Please be aware that sticks and other debris may be sticking out in some areas. At this point, the Mt Tom skate-ski trail, and about 75% of the cross-country ski trails are available to ski.

NOTE: For the 2017-18 season, Sibley State Park has not received the 12" base of snow needed to groom main ski trails, but the majority of trails have been packed on Feb. 23rd. There is snow in the forecast for Saturday evening (Feb. 24).

Front Office hours - Feb. 1 to April 30, 2018

Monday - Friday* 8:15 am - 3:45 pm
Saturday & Sunday Hours vary

*Change in Office Schedule on the following dates:
Saturday, Feb. 24 OPEN 8:15am-2:45pm

Monday, Feb. 26     CLOSED

This schedule is subject to change due to weather/snowfall and staffing.

Please call ahead [(320) 354-2055] to make sure office is open.

Camper Cabins Available

Camper Cabins at Sibley are available year round: Thursdays through Sundays from November to March, and seven (7) days a week April through October. Make a reservation 24 hours or more in advance by calling 1-866-857-2757 or by visiting mndnr/reservations. If booking same day Camper Cabin reservation, please call the park directly (320) 354-2055.

Mt. Tom Road

The road to Mt. Tom is closed (as of Dec. 28, 2017), this is the skate ski trail when we have enough snow. There is a marked hiking trail near the ski trail. Please do not hike or snowshoe on the ski trails.

Interpretive Center is closed in February, unless an Interpretive program is scheduled. Please call ahead (320) 354-2002.

Gift Items

The Beach Store is closed, and will be reopened May 2018! Stock up on your winter reading at Sibley. Great gift ideas, including gift cards, clothing, nature books and other items, are available at the Office.

Water Update: Water and restrooms at Front Office and the Trail Center/Interpretive Center are available.

(Updated Feb. 23, 2018)

Park Notes

Naturalist Programs

Scheduled programs are based on Sibley State Park's natural, cultural, and recreational resources and are offered on various days during the fall through spring months. Please check the events calendar for details. In case of inclement weather, Interpretive programs will be moved inside or an alternative program will be offered.

Interpretive Center

Feb. 2018: Interpretive Center will be closed, unless an Interpretive program is scheduled. Please call ahead if you need to contact Naturalist.

Fall through Spring: Hours vary. Closed on weekends in winter/spring, unless otherwise noted on Events Calendar. Summer: open 9am-6pm most every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 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.

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip to the park!
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Gift Cards

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Only use approved firewood!

Help prevent the spread of tree-killing insects by burning only approved firewood, available at all Minnesota State Parks.

Birders

Bird Checklist This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. Sibley State Park.

Park Highlights

tree Interpretive Programs

tree Bird Watching

tree Camping

tree Fishing/Canoeing

tree Hiking

tree Cross-Country Skiing


Hours

Best time to contact the park:

Generally, 9:00am-3:00pm Monday to Friday in the winter. Please see Visitor Alerts for Office Hours.

Contact

800 Sibley Park Road Northeast
New London, MN 56273

tel: 320-354-2055

email: sibley.statepark@state.mn.us

Getting There

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.