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Upper Sioux Agency State Park

5908 Highway 67, Granite Falls, MN 56241-3609
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Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking
Most recent review
- Jun 24, 2013
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Appleton, MN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Rich in state Native American history, Upper Sioux Agency Park offers something no other campground in the state, and perhaps the nation, does - enable you to camp overnight in a tipi! Three authentic Dakota Sioux dwellings are erected each season providing campers with an opportunity to experience life on the prairie over 150 years ago. Each tipi has a... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This is an important stop on the Dakota history trail. There isn't a lot left of buildings, etc. but learning what happened here is so interesting. There is a very good educational exhibit. And a large piece of restored prairie. The staff is excellent and obviously devoted to this park.

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Colonge, MN
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We are committed state park campers but often can't seem to make decisions in advance. A week prior to the Labor Day weekend we decided to go camping with friends. Finding a spot within 2 hours of the cities proved challenging until we found Upper Sioux Agency. We picked two spots next to each other and were pleased when we... More

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Montevideo, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We love this park. You can rent a tipi. kayak the Yellow Medicine River, fish and hike. One of western Minnesota's best kept secrets. Great place to camp during the annual Upper Sioux Community Pow wow. Wonderful and clean modern bathrooms and showers.

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Spring Valley, MN
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

While this state park is not the largest, it has very pretty scenery. There is an overlook that is truly beautiful. The small museum inside the Park office is informative and gives an overview of the Dakota war and the reasons behind it. There are markers throughout the park giving a short history. The campground is by the river and... More

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St. Paul, Mn
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We stayed one night at the Upper Sioux Agency State park. There are a total of 5 tee-pee sites, 4 of which have some shade. Our site (#24) had small trees planted around it, but it was basically in full sun all day. This made it very hot, the tee pee sits in an open field / prairie area. The... More

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Champlin, Minnesota
2 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

we went to this park for 2 days. it is fairly small and not the place i would camp at for a week, but it is a good place for a few days. we slept in a tipi , which was fun. we got to test it's waterproofness when we sat out a tornado watch in it. it didn't leak... More

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