Sibley State Park
About Sibley State Park, New London
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.Wikipedia
Overview of Sibley State Park
Walking past the city of New London, you will come across Sibley State Park. Don't expect lot of visitors to Sibley State Park since it is not a popular tourist spot in New London.
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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.
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.
Clean shady on lake Andrew good fishing very nice bath house handicapped shower just a good place to camp
Campsites are small and very close together. Great beach and lake
We have attended a few activities at the nature center. We all had a great time.