Sibley State Park


800 Sibley Park Road Northeast
New London

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Prairie at Sibley State Park. By Don Olson

This popular west-central park has recreation opportunites for everyone. Hike up Mount Tom where you can climb the observation tower to see a patchwork of rolling fields 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.

Realizing that the area was a popular spot for more than the local people, the Legislature established Sibley as a state park in 1919. The park was named after Henry Hastings Sibley, Minnesota’s first governor and a complicated figure who at times defended Native Americans’ rights and at others facilitated the extreme injustices that reverberate today.

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