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“great camping with a beach to boot”

Flandrau State Park
Ranked #4 of 24 things to do in New Ulm
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Reviewed June 28, 2008

This park is in the top five most popular Minnesota State Parks.

If you like a camping/park location near water and the great outdoors, but also close to shopping and all the amenities and activities available in a town of 13,000- this is it! New Ulm itself is a tourist destination due to its German roots and because it is the site of the Dakota Conflict of 1862.

The camping facilities are well cared for and up to date. The park's bonus is the chlorinated/filtered gravel bottomed pool/pond which is surrounded by beach.

There are some interesting hikes through the oak savanna woods along the Cottonwood River and up to Indian Point lookout.

Flandrau also has a great set up for reunions etc. The location is the old compound used to house German P.O.W.s and its location is across the river. There is a kitchen facility/dining hall and bunk houses for quite a few people. It is however somewhat isolated from town and the rest of the park services.

Reservations can be made through the Minnesota State Park reservation system. The website is-


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