Flandrau State Park1300 Summit Ave
New Ulm, MN 56073
Located in Brown Cnty on SW edge of New Ulm. Hwy 15 (Broadway St) in New Ulm, take 10th St S to the west or Center St to the W and follow park signs to Park.Get Directions
Nestled in the valley of the Big Cottonwood River, this state park offers hikers and cross-country skiers a diversity of trails and landscapes; from wooded river bottoms to oxbow marshes to scenic hill prairies, explore 8 mi of hiking and 6 miles of cross-country ski trails. There are many opportunities for wildlife observation, and summer visitors enjoy the sand bottom swimming pool. Since the removal of the dam, river recreation can include canoeing, tubing and fishing. Three campgrounds in the park serve the electric, non-electric and rustic campers. Park contains historic WPA buildings and a group center.
Hours & DatesDump station is only accessible outside of snow fall. 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.
Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped; motorcycle $30,$7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
On-Site Facilities & Services
- Located on a lake or river
- Cross-country ski rental
- Cross-country ski trail (groomed)
- Hiking trail
- Snowshoes available
- Swimming beach
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Number/Type of Campsites
- Number of camping cabins: 2
- Number of camping cabins available in winter: 2
- Total number of campsites: 89
- Total number of campsites available in winter: 3
- 50 amp
- Camping accessible to disabled
- Flush toilets in campground
- Hookups available in winter
- Hot showers in campground
- Pets allowed in campsite
- Pull-through sites
- Sanitary dump station
- Secluded campsites
- State Parks Campgrounds
Length of Stay
- Daily site rental
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 70 reviews
We tent camped here for one night with another family. The sand bottom pool is really unique and was perfect for the five kids we were with ranging from ages 3-5. We could have spent all day at the...
— Amanda G, September 22, 2019
Lots of things to do, and a lot of hiking area. Camping is very fun. My only piece of advice would be: if you want to camp here, book in advance!! It can book months out sometimes.
— rosestraveling452, August 30, 2019
We rented a cabin for family of six. Nice basic cabin that wasn't clean. When we went to shower later we found two of about six showers sory of worked. There rest not at all.
Couldn't get water to...
— PWD83, August 18, 2019
This is a beautiful state park. Lush foliage and trees. Great camping spots. We found the trails easy to walk even with the stairs. The sand pool is pretty cool. Wildlife everywhere.
— 2irishtravelers2015, June 22, 2019
This park has a lot to offer! The hiker's club trail was great and I felt like I got to see the whole park! The swimming area was very clean and a great place to cool off. I loved that it was in...
— Jen H, May 16, 2019