• Artist George Catlin recorded the quarrying activity at the pipestone quarries in 1836

    Pipestone

    National Monument Minnesota

Places to Go

While there is no campground at Pipestone National Monument, camping and RV camping are available at these nearby locations:

Pipestone RV Campground, across from the park's entrance. Telephone 507-825-2455

Split Rock Creek State Park, 6 miles south on Hwy 23 by Ihlen, MN. Telephone 507-348-7908

Blue Mounds State Park, 23 miles south on Hwy 75 by Luverne, MN. Telephone 507-283-1307

Camden State Park, 35 miles northeast on Hwy 23 by Marshall, MN. Telephone 507-865-4530

Websites with other camping/lodging options are:
http://www.pipestoneminnesota.com/visitors/motelshotelscampgr/

http://www.exploreminnesota.com

http://www.travelsd.com

Did You Know?

The Nicollet Rock

Joseph Nicollet and John C. Frémont, famous 19th century explorers, visited Pipestone National Monument in 1838 and carved their initials into the Sioux Quartzite cliff. The inscription is still visible along the Circle Trail. More...