Sibley State Park

Coordinates: 45°19′11″N 95°01′23″W / 45.3196867°N 95.0230696°W / 45.3196867; -95.0230696 Sibley State Park is a Minnesota state park near New London.It is set on Lake Andrew and, it was 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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  • Allen Breyer
    Allen Breyer commented
    spent many summers here n It's a great place to camp, fish, hike n enjoy nature. take it all in and soak it up. nice log style buildings.
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