Flandrau State Park

 

 

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Location

Size

982 acres statutory, 840 owned

 

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  Area and County
    County   Brown County
    Region   Southwest Minnesota

Parking

1300 Summit Avenue
New Ulm, MN 56073

N44 17.622, W94 27.928

 

Hours

Daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

 

Fees

Daily park permit: $7

Annual park permit: $35

 

Maps

Park and campground maps
Activities

Hiking

Birdwatching

Nature photography

Picnicking

Camping

Cross country skiing

Snowshoeing

Swimming

Volleyball

 

Trails

Hiking

8 miles

Cross country skiing

6 miles groomed

Snowshoe

2 miles

 

Hunting and Fishing

No hunting. The park may hold one or more managed hunts in the fall.

In most cases, Minnesota residents do not need a permit to fish in Minnesota State Parks.

Ecology

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification
Ecological Province Ecological Province  

Prairie Parkland Province

 
Ecological Section Ecological Section  

North Central Glaciated Plains

 
Ecological Subsection Ecological Subsection  

Minnesota River Prairie

 
Land Type Association    

Gibbon Till Plain

Grogan Sand Plain

Renville Till Plain

 
         

Native Plant Communities*

 

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern)

Silver Maple - (Virginia Creeper) Floodplain Forest

Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest

Wet Prairie (Southern)

 
* Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources    
     

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Floodplain Forest

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Cottonwood River

 

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MN Prairie Gal

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Sep 20, 2020

Join me, the Prairie Gal as we explore a historic state park found in the city of New Ulm, Minnesota. Learn more about the history, geology and ecology of this beautiful forested area along the Cottonwood River.

Take a Hike on the Flandrau State Park Hiking Club Trail
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Nov 21, 2021

Take a Hike with us at Flandrau State Park on the Hiking Club Trail

While camping here, we completed the Hiking Club Trail. If you're looking to camp here - check out our Flandrau State Park Campsite Video...link below.

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Flandrau State Park Campsite Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGInOoywRno&t=1s

Camping at Flandrau State Park | New Ulm, Minnesota
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Sep 12, 2020

Flandrau State Park is in the heart of New Ulm, Minnesota. The park has semi-modern and rustic campgrounds. The park is also known for it's sandy bottom pool (but not open during COVID). This park is very shady, surrounded by mature trees. Each site comes with a picnic table and fire pit, and the park was well-maintained. The restrooms were closed when we were there, but a few porta-potties are available.

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Dec 15, 2018

Flandrau State Park, within the historic city of New Ulm, is a pleasant area with level trails and fantastic river and valley views of south-central Minnesota. The Cottonwood River presents a gorgeous background accompanying those who happiily hike these trails. Make sure to spend a bit of time and appreciate the area and its rich history of indigenous and settler peoples, particularly the Dakota Conflict of 1862. Schell's Brewery is another much recommended spot!

 

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Amphibians

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List

northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)   northern leopard frog

Birds

Six bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Special Concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Birds List

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

eBird Field Checklist (Complete)

eBird Field Checklist (Cottonwood Trail)

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

 

American Goldfinch

American Robin

Great Blue Heron

Mourning Dove

Fishes

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes List

     

Fungi and Lichens

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fungi List

     

Insects and Arachnids

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

common whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

eastern comma (Polygonia comma)

ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Walker’s cicada (Neotibicen marginalis)

widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

 

monarch

widow skimmer

Mammals

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)   whitetail deer

Plants

Five plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found here:

Endangered

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Special Concern

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor)

yellow meadow parsnip (Thaspium barbinode)

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

Plants frequently found in:

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern) UPs13d

Silver Maple - (Virginia Creeper) Floodplain Forest FFs68a

Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest MHs39a

Wet Prairie (Southern) WPs54b

   

 

American cow parsnip (Heracleum maximum)

American germander (Teucrium canadense)

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

American lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

American stinging nettle (Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis)

American vetch (Vicia americana ssp. americana)

annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

bird’s-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus)

bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)

bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

black bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

bouncing bet (Saponaria officinalis)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bristly greenbrier (Smilax tamnoides)

broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade (Circaea canadensis)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Erigeron canadensis)

Canadian wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

catnip (Nepeta cataria)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

clustered black snakeroot (Sanicula odorata)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common plantain (Plantago major)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common self-heal (Prunella vulgaris)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis ssp. matronalis)

desert false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

eastern bottlebrush grass (Elymus hystrix)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum)

garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

giant chickweed (Myosoton aquaticum)

giant foxtail (Setaria faberi)

glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

green foxtail (Setaria viridis var. viridis)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

leafy spurge (Euphorbia virgata)

marijuana (Cannabis sativa var. sativa)

May-apple (Podophyllum peltatum)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

northern evening primrose (Oenothera parviflora)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

perennial sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

pointed-leaved tick-trefoil (Hylodesmum glutinosum)

red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

rough cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium)

Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)

soft wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa var. mollis)

spotted lady’s thumb (Persicaria maculosa)

spotted spurge (Euphorbia maculata)

spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

swamp betony (Pedicularis lanceolata)

sweet Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium purpureum)

tall bellflower (Campanulastrum americanum)

tall buttercup (Ranunculus acris var. acris)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Virginia groundcherry (Physalis virginiana var. virginiana)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white avens (Geum canadense)

white clover (Trifolium repens ssp. repens)

white mulberry (Morus alba)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

white vervain (Verbena urticifolia)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woolly burdock (Arctium tomentosum)

yellow foxtail (Setaria pumila ssp. pumila)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arctium tomentosum (woolly burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (jack-in-the-pulpit)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asarum canadense (Canadian wild ginger)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula (sideoats grama)

Campanulastrum americanum (tall bellflower)

Cannabis sativa var. sativa (marijuana)

Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Cicuta maculata (spotted water hemlock)

Circaea canadensis (broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium discolor (field thistle)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian olive)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Elymus hystrix (eastern bottlebrush grass)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Erigeron annuus (annual fleabane)

Erigeron canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Euphorbia virgata (leafy spurge)

Euphorbia maculata (spotted spurge)

Eutrochium purpureum (sweet Joe Pye weed)

Fallopia convolvulus (black bindweed)

Frangula alnus (glossy buckthorn)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Geum canadense (white avens)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Heracleum maximum (American cow parsnip)

Hesperis matronalis ssp. matronalis (dame’s rocket)

Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum (foxtail barley)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Hylodesmum glutinosum (pointed-leaved tick-trefoil)

Juglans cinerea (butternut)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus (bird’s-foot trefoil)

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Monarda fistulosa var. mollis (soft wild bergamot)

Morus alba (white mulberry)

Myosoton aquaticum (giant chickweed)

Nepeta cataria (catnip)

Oenothera parviflora (northern evening primrose)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (American hophornbeam)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Pedicularis lanceolata (swamp betony)

Persicaria maculosa (spotted lady’s thumb)

Phryma leptostachya (American lopseed)

Physalis virginiana var. virginiana (Virginia groundcherry)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Podophyllum peltatum (May-apple)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Prunella vulgaris (common self-heal)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Ranunculus acris var. acris (tall buttercup)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata (cut-leaved coneflower)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa (red elderberry)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Sanicula odorata (clustered black snakeroot)

Saponaria officinalis (bouncing bet)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Setaria faberi (giant foxtail)

Setaria pumila ssp. pumila (yellow foxtail)

Setaria viridis var. viridis (green foxtail)

Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (cup plant)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Smilax tamnoides (bristly greenbrier)

Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade)

Sonchus arvensis (perennial sow thistle)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Teucrium canadense (American germander)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Trifolium repens ssp. repens (white clover)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis (American stinging nettle)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena urticifolia (white vervain)

Vicia americana ssp. americana (American vetch)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Xanthium strumarium (rough cocklebur)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

 

American cow parsnip

American germander

black bindweed

black cherry

black raspberry

broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade

Canadian woodnettle

catnip

common milkweed

common mullein

common yarrow

cut-leaved coneflower

dame’s rocket

eastern bottlebrush grass

perennial sow thistle

field thistle

gray-headed coneflower

common self-heal (ssp. vulgaris)

large-flowered bellwort

May-apple

Russian olive

spotted spurge

spotted water hemlock

tall bellflower

upright carrionflower

white snakeroot

wild geranium

woodbine

yellow wood sorrel

Reptiles

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List

     

 

 

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