Built in 1853 as a police station to keep peace as settlers poured into the former Dakota lands, it withstood several attacks in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and became a training ground for Civil War recruits.You can plan Fairfax trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
The site is located within Fort Ridgely State Park and is managed by the Nicollet County Historical Society.
Fort Ridgely reviews
Parks hiking trails are not well defined- several areas closed. This is not the same state park I took my children to when they were young. The bathrooms are closed - the satellite toilets were... more »
We stayed here for a weekend of camping and hiking and enjoyed it. The campground is not overly large but it's clean and sites are large, with a nice mix of trees for privacy and open area to give... more »
Nice park. EZ yet rewarding trails. Cool little museum and old fort ruins. Trails right from the nice spacious campground. Creek is beautiful and runs right alone the campground.
Great park. Camping by the running water is so relaxing
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