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Sibley State Park, New London

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.2/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
Sibley State Park is a Minnesota state park near New London, on the shores of Lake Andrew. It is named for Henry Hastings Sibley, the first governor of the state. A city park in Mankato, Minnesota is also named for Sibley.The rustic style stone structures in the park were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1935 and 1938. These structures are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The layout of the park was a very functional example of master planning because it reduced congestion and overcrowding for swimmers, picnickers, and campers. It is rumored that a secret cache of memorabilia and other various items are buried underground in one of the park areas near the beach.
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  • We spent three nights at this state park and could easily have spent more time in the area. There are two campgrounds, we stayed in the lakeview campground where some sites have a view of the lake and...  read more »
  • A wonderful park for all ages. We made the mistake of taking our stroller and toddler on a rough trail, but we made it and she slept, and it was definitely an unforgetable day. 
  • Sibley Park is a great place to visit if you are in this area of Willmar and New London, Spicer. You can camp but you can go there to hike and really enjoy the outdoors. The high light is Mt Tom where...  read more »
  • Camping here was a lot of fun. The park is beautiful and relatively close to a couple towns that you can explore well.
  • Great for state park that isn't too far away from the Cities. The camping was pretty open and near neighbors.
  • Mt. Tom hike is great hike. After hike, take a dip in Lake Andrew beach. Park has very nice picnic area and very good camp sites.
  • Nice sites to camp at, an easy hike up to the observatory on St Tom or a quick swim at the beach. Can't forget about the interpretive center, great history ad knowledge there
  • Very beautiful place, Just make sure if you go hiking you take a map and know where you are heading or your nice leisurely 2 mile hike may turn into a 6 mile holy crap we are lost hike. LOL
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