Sibley State Park
There is something for everyone at this popular west-central Minnesota State Park.Â 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.
Great park and facilities but campgrounds are very open with no privacy. Missing the *info the woods" camping feel when at your campsite, but great if you like RV camping. The beach is nice with some great fishing. The hiking Andrew biking tails are the real reason to come. There are tails for easy waking and some great natural rugged tails to hike. Keep in mind that state park firewood is dried, so it is very ready to start, but burns very quick so you will go through more than you may think.
Nice State Park. Great hiking trails, good for biking. Family friendly, the beach and picnic areas are very nice. Camping spots are a bit tight, and can seem very crowded (we were there on Labor Day Weekend) but overall it is a beautiful older park. Bath and shower facilities were older but in good shape and clean.
Beautiful state park. Hiking trails, a lot of camp sites to chose from. Boat launch on Lake Andrew and several fishing piers make this a great spot for fishing. Not too far from the Twin Cities and a lot of local businesses within 10-20 minutes.
One of our favorite parks. We like to stay in the no electric sites. They are more secluded In the woods. Except when people run there generators.
Stayed at oak ridge sites in a group at 82, 85, and 86. All are wooded and shaded. 82 & 85 are pretty small, 86 much larger. Bathrooms are very well kept compared to other state park bathrooms I have been to. Pave campground roads including the loop through the sites. Fished Lake Henschien; you have to portage your canoe a ways to get onto it, but IT IS WORTH IT! In less than an hour our canoe caught three northerns and a large mouth on lures and spinners, good size fish; weedy shallow lake that must be the best kept secret around, as people only spoke about fishing lake Andrew when we asked around. This was mid afternoon, so not even the best time to fish. We brought road bikes, if you are a serious cyclist there are plenty of good roads to ride both south and west of the park. We had a great time, will likely be back.