Fort Ridgely State Park


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Fort Ridgely State Park


Location:6 miles south of Fairfax off State Highway 4.
Facilities:31 drive-in campsites (15 with electrical hookups), showers (é), flush toilets (é), 3 walk-in campsites, 20 horsemen's campsites, group camp, picnic area, picnic shelters (é), playground, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, hiking trails (11 miles), paved bike trail (0.5 miles), horse trails (10 miles), ski trails (5 miles), snowmobile trails (8 miles), warming house, 9-hole golf course, historic site, interpretive exhibits, visitor center, gift shop.
Activities:Camping, stream fishing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, snow sledding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, golfing.
Special Features:This historic fort and outpost, built in 1855 and manned until 1872, played a role in the US-Dakota Conflict of 1862, a major event in the state's history. An old farmhouse at the park has recently been renovated and is now available as a rental cabin.
Address:72158 County Rd 30
Fairfax, MN 55332

Phone:507-426-7840
Fax:507-426-7112
Web: www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/fort_ridgely
Size: 1,040 acres.

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