Fort Ridgely State Park

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Rates

  • $15 - $23 Daily Camping
  • $105 - $161 Weekly Camping
  • Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
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Located on a Lake or River

  • FORT RIDGELY

On-Site Facilities & Services

  • Located on a Lake or River

On-Site Recreation

  • Hiking Trail
  • Bike Trail
  • Playground
  • Cross Country Ski Trail (groomed)
  • Snowmobile Trail (groomed)

Accommodations Policies

  • Open to the general public, no membership required

Directions

  • Six miles south on Highway 4 from Fairfax, or 12 miles north on Highway 4 from Sleepy Eye.

Other Date Information

  • Phone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily November through March, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily April through October.

Green Practices

  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation
  • Eco-Friendly Purchasing Practices

Length of Stay

  • Daily site rental

Campground Features

  • Electric
  • Water
  • Pets allowed in campsite
  • Open in fall
  • 50 amp
  • Flush toilets in campground
  • Group camp facilities
  • Hot showers in campground
  • Lodge/central building
  • Pull-through sites
  • Sanitary Dump Station
  • Secluded campsites

Number/Type of Campsites

  • Number of tent-only sites: 31
  • Number of RV/Trailers Only: 1
  • Number of camping cabins: 2
  • TOTAL number of campsites: 49
  • Number of sites in horseback camp area: 14

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  1. Fort Ridgely State Park - Activities

    72158 County Road 30
    Fairfax, MN 55332-3216
    Call: (507) 426-7840
    Toll Free: (866) 857-2757

    Tour Historic Fort Ridgely and wander through the ruins of this once thriving outpost. Learn about the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, a major event in Minnesota's early history. Visit the museum and the cemetery to learn more. For recreation, this park offers plenty. In the summer, hike or ride the trails on horseback, fish the stocked pond or trout stream, camp (drive-in and walk-in sites are available), or stay overnight in the renovated farmhouse. In the winter, ski, snowmobile, or stay overnight at the chalet. Enjoy the 8 miles of hiking trails, 12 miles of horse trails, 7 mile bike trail to Fairfax; 4 miles cross-country ski and 8 miles of snowmobile trails. 34 campsites, 15 elec, showers, horse campground, newly remodeled cabin. A State Historic Site.

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