33503 Rush River Park Rd
Henderson, MN 56044
Size: 285 acres
Existing uses: horseback riding, walking trails, swimming, birding, camping, picnicking and a children's playground
Amenities: picnic shelter, 2 water wells, grills, tables, porta pottys and a designated horse area
Rush River Park offers birding and wildlife opportunities because of its "off the beaten track" location.
Rush River Park is maintained by The Friends of Rush River. The Friends of Rush River is a group of private citizens that maintain the park. This nonprofit group relies on donations for the upkeep of the park. (Suggested donations are $10.00 for overnight camping and $3.00 for day use.) A donation box is located in the park.
The Friends of Rush River also host an annual fundraiser to offset the maintenance costs. The annual dance is held the first weekend in March at the Henderson Event Center in Henderson, MN from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am. Contact The Friends of Rush River for more information regarding this event. Or check out their website at: http://www.talknhorses.com/FORR.html
Rush River Park is located 2.7 miles from Henderson (6th St, 3 blocks to 9th St - becomes 300th St, left on Rush River Park Rd to Park entrance).
Paper camping permits are no longer required by Sibley County. However, you MUST call the Sibley County Sheriff's Office at 507-237-4330 to obtain permission for overnight camping.
For additional information regarding Rush River Park or The Friends of Rush River, contact Tom Bender at 507-248-3230.