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

    Pipestone

    National Monument Minnesota

Support Your Park

From volunteering to buying books to joining the Friends of Pipestone Group, there are a number of ways you can support Pipestone National Monument. For more information, explore the options listed above.

Volunteer Birders Needed

Pipestone National Monument and the Heartland Network Inventory and Monitoring Program of the National Park Service Midwest Region are seeking the assistance of volunteer birders to augment an ongoing bird monitoring program. Volunteer birders will receive direction and training in applying standard monitoring techniques to determine the annual distribution and abundance of breeding birds in the park. Volunteers will work closely with the monument's natural resource staff and the Heartland Networks project supervisor in this bird monitoring effort.

To find out more information on this exciting opportunity please contact David Peitz, Wildlife Ecologist at 417-732-6438 ext. 276 or the Monument superintendent at 507-825-5464. Please visit the Volunteer In Parks section on the Monument's web site for additional information on volunteering at the Monument.

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...