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Flandrau State Park

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Flandrau State Park [1] is located along the Cottonwood River in the southern part of Minnesota, on the outskirts of New Ulm.

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From the Twin Cities, take highway 169 south to highway 99. From 99 , head south on 111 in Nicollet, then go west onto Hwy 14. Take either highway 15 south to New Ulm or south on Cty Rd 37. In New Ulm, follow Broadway (State Highway 15) to 10th Street South. Proceed west on 10th Street South up the hill to Summit Avenue. Then turn left heading south and proceed three blocks to the park entrance which will be on the right (west) side of Summit Avenue. Park entrance is right next to the New Ulm Country Club.

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Vehicle permits[edit]

  • Annual permit $35
  • Second vehicle permit $26
  • Minnesota handicapped annual permit (MN handicapped plates or certificate) $12
  • Daily permit (Same rate for all vehicles.) $7
  • Daily group permit (10 permit minimum, 24-hour notice. Check at park office for details.) $5

Camping[edit]

  • Semi-modern site (with showers) $23/night while water is turned on, winter camping available in select sites
  • Rustic site (no showers/water) $19/night - no winter camping allowed
  • Electric hookup (where available) add $8/night
  • Group Center (Call the state park directly)
  • Campsite reservation fee (Fee per campsite reserved. Fee is nonrefundable) $8.50 via web reservations, $10 via phone
  • Special state park camping rates

For all visitors, the semi-modern campsite rate is reduced to a rustic rate during the off season when showers and flush toilet facilities are not available. Half-priced camping is available Sunday-Thursday for Minnesota residents with disabilities.

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The park offers good road access to all camp sites. There are also several hiking trails that connect to all of the park facilities once you're there.

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The park features a well-kept sand-bottom swimming pool replete with zero-depth access, on-duty life guard and a refreshments stand.

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The park entrance is right in the city limits of New Ulm. There are several local shops and restaurants as well as nearby grocery stores.


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