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Location: Fairfax, MN. On MN 4 appx 50 mi NW of Mankato (90 mi SW of Twin Cities)

Lodging: drive-in campground, horse camp, group camp, walk-in sites, chalet (at golf course), farm house

Activities: hiking, golfing, horseback riding, playground, biking

Lake/River: Fort Ridgely Creek

Special Attractions: golf course, historic fort site

Fort Ridgely DNR

Visited here in 2008. My enjoyment of the park was hindered by not having any bug spray on. The mosquitos were quite awful! I walked some around the fort and went to the Airplane Hill overlook, which was nice. There is a bike trail that goes to the park from Fairfax.

Airplane Hill overlook

Creek by the campground

Nice shaded trail (well...would be nice with some bug spray on!)