Upper Sioux Agency State Park, Granite Falls

#92 of 141 in Nature in Minnesota
State Park · Nature / Park
Upper Sioux Agency State Park is a Minnesota state park on the Minnesota River, south of Granite Falls. It preserves the site of the historic Upper Sioux Agency (or Yellow Medicine Agency), which was destroyed in the Dakota War of 1862. The agency site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 for having state-level significance under the themes archaeology, architecture, education, and social history.
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  • Great hiking club trail. Awesome views of both the Minnesota River Valley and Yellow Medicine River Valley. Length of three miles. Do watch out for horse droppings as there is an equestrian camp in...  more »
  • beautiful sites, well maintained, trails mowed, But the best part was the DNR officer she was informative and it was very apparent that she loves her job and the park. I believe her name was Emily...  more »
  • The tipi sites are gorgeous and clean. The bathrooms are also so clean and well taken care of. Gorgeous hiking trails and the park is very remote. The perfect get away! Also amazing for star gazing.
  • Best state park hike of the year so far. Front 2/3rd was beautiful and not too tough. Back 1/3rd was tough but worth it. The lower camp ground was flooded. The cut across worked well.

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