Search The
Visit Minnesota Website

Sibley State Park 

Sibley State Park is located in the Heartland region of Minnesota near Willmar and New London.     

Sibley State Park

How to Get to Sibley State Park: From Willmar, take Highway 71 north for 15 miles to the park entrance.

Park Highlights:

  • This 3,419-acre park is named for Minnesota’s first Governor, Henry Hastings Sibley.
  • The newly remodeled Interpretive Center features a wildlife observation deck, an outdoor amphitheater, interactive touch screen displays, a big screen auditorium, exhibit rooms, and a trail center.
A complete guide to Minnesota state parks is our own Kindle book Minnesota State Parks: From Afton to Zippel Bay

If you don't use an ebook reader, you can download the book right from our website to your computer at Minnesota State Parks E-book

Sibley State Park’s Natural Attractions: From the observation tower at the top of Mount Tom, you can view the surrounding lakes, farms, and prairie. Most of the park is covered with forest; the remainder is a mix of grasslands, including short grass prairie.  

The woods, lakes, and grasslands provide habitat for deer, fox, coyote, woodchucks, and ruffed grouse. Birds and waterfowl you might see include Canada geese, blue herons, egrets, wood ducks, pelicans, loons, bluebirds, scarlet tanagers, and indigo buntings.

Things to Do in Sibley State Park: There is a swimming beach on Lake Andrew with three picnic areas nearby. Enjoy the volleyball court and horseshoe pit. A large picnic shelter has electricity and two fireplaces. Reserve the shelter by calling the park office. A boat access and fishing pier lure anglers to try their luck in Lake Andrew. Canoe enthusiasts will enjoy the canoe routes and portages on Henschien and Swan Lakes. Lake Andrew is also a popular ice fishing destination in winter.

Hike the 18 miles of moderately easy trails through woods, hilltops, and prairie lands; 1.5 miles are self-guided trails. In addition, there are 1.8 miles of paved bike trails and 7 miles of horse trails. In winter, enjoy 8 miles of cross-country skiing trails, and 6 miles of snowmobile trails. A skate-skiing trail will take you to the top of Mount Tom for beautiful views of the park. A warming house is available.

Camping in Sibley State Park: There are 132 campsites for tents and RVs, distributed between the Lakeview and Oak Ridge campgrounds. All 53 sites with electrical hookups are located in the Lakeview campground. In addition, there is a horse camp with 9 sites, and 3 group camp sites that accommodate from 20 – 50 people. A large group center that can accommodate up to 128 people, and 4 year-round camper cabins, can be reserved by calling the park office. 

Read More: Minnesota Camping

More Attractions in This Region: In Willmar, you might visit the Kandiyohi County Historical Museum to learn more about early settlers to the area and the Indians who once lived there. A privately owned museum, the Mikkelson Collection, has an interesting display of rare boats, antique outboard motors, fishing memorabilia, and toys.

Other State Parks in This Region of Minnesota: Monson Lake State ParkGlacial Lakes State Park.


800 Sibley Park Road Northeast
New London, MN 56273

Phone: 320-354-2055


Other Pages You May Like:

Voyageurs National Park

Boundary Waters Minnesota Vacation

Minnesota National Parks and Forests

Minnesota State Parks

What We're Reading

Only in Minnesota

Minnesota Nice: Adult Coloring Book Full of Minnesota Love

Minnesota Travel Books

Book Your Minnesota Vacation

We've searched for the best travel deals for you. Here is what we've found:


Travel in style. For less than a hotel. Search for vacation rentals in over 12,000 destinations.

AVAILABLE NOW! Get Our App And Save Up To $5 Off Your First App Reservation! For A Limited Time Only At !

Save 50-80% off on Dining, Entertainment, Travel and Retail! Shop Now

Ticket Liquidator: Minnesota Events Tickets and Venues Get deeply discounted tickets on top Minnesota sporting events, concerts, and shows. Timberwolves, Golden Gophers, Top Concerts ....More. Continuously Updated with current ticket offers.

Shop the Largest Collection of Bed and Breakfast Inns at

Minnesota Vacation Rentals by VRBO - Choose a vacation rental in a specific area or get ideas about some of the best Minnesota vacation destinations before you decide. Take a look at some of these fantastic properties and locations for your group of any size.

Made in Minnesota

Minnesota Entertainment: Discount tickets to sporting events, concerts and shows. Save up to 50%.

Lodging in Minnesota - Hotels - Resorts - Bed & Breakfast Inns - Vacation Rentals

Minnesota Gifts & Souvenirs

Minnesota Visitor Site Map

About Me

Contact Us

Minnesota Visitor Home Page

Judith Ramsey - Publisher
Copyright © 2005 ~ 2016
All Rights Reserved

Amazon Associates Disclosure
 - Judith Ramsey is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Thank you for supporting this site so I can continue to bring you Visit Minnesota.

Minnesota State Parks: From Afton to Zippel Bay

Advertise On Visit Minnesota

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Minnesota Explorer.

Advertising Disclosure

Privacy Policy