Sibley County’s High Island Creek Park is basically in its natural state. Only the picnic area has been developed. The names derived from the creek that meanders through the park for some 3,000 feet. The High Island Creek eventually enters the Minnesota River several miles downstream – north of the community of Henderson. Because of the creek valley, the park’s topography varies from gently rolling to steep slopes and in some areas sheer cliffs. Most of the park presents heavily wooded virgin acreage with the trees being typical of the varieties found in Minnesota’s hardwood forests.
Access to the park is from the north. It may be reached by traveling east on CSAH 12 from it’s junction with State Highway 5 (1/2 mile north of Arlington) for approximately 6 miles. (watch for park signs) or by traveling north from Henderson on CSAH 6 to CSAH 12 (approximately 2.5 miles north of Henderson) and then west on CSAH 12 for approximately 3 miles. (Watch for park signs)
Caching the day with King Boreas and IncredibleMagpie and we ended up over in this County Park. We found some really cool stuff, and some great areas to explore.
Just Barely in High Island Creek Park, at the farthest Northwest Corner.
The Beacon is calling. Walking over to this cache will be interesting, and there is a trail, but it is not marked very well. Enjoy the views from up on the top of the bluffs as you are walking around, but be careful.
Now all you have to do is head out and hunt this one up.