72158 County Road 30, Fairfax,
tel: (507) 426-7840
Tour Historic Fort Ridgely and wander through the ruins
of this once thriving outpost. Learn about the U. S.-Dakota Conflict of
1862, a major event in Minnesota's early history. Stop by the cemetery
to learn more about the history. For recreation, this park offers
plenty: play a nine hole course; hike or ride the trails on horseback;
play volleyball or softball; fish; and camp (drive-in and walk-in sites
are available). Come winter, ski, snowmobile or sled down the big hill.
Horse Camp: 20 Sites
area can handle a maximum of 20 units. Five of the sites have electric
hook-ups. Sites are in located in an area of limited shade. Fire rings
and picnic tables are provided. Water for people and horses provided.
All sites are first-come, first-served.
Horse Trails:10 Miles
call ahead to the park to confirm trail conditions before coming to
park. Trail conditions can change daily, especially in the spring.
Off State Highway 4, 6 miles south of Fairfax or 12 miles north of Sleepy Eye, then follow the signs to the park.
For more information visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at:
MN DNR Fort Ridgely