Ice & Tipi

Now and Then #6

Today’s photo: Ice – January 6, 2018. Arkansas pond with ice forming on surface in the early 2018 cold.

Today’s photo1: Ice – January 6, 2018. Arkansas pond with ice forming on surface in the early 2018 cold..

Photo Favorite: Upper Sioux Agency State Park, Minnesota, September 7, 2013

Photo Favorite2: Upper Sioux Agency State Park, Minnesota, September 7, 2013

Upper Sioux Agency State Park

The Treaty of Traverse Des Sioux of 1851 moved Dakota Indians from Iowa and Minnesota to a reservation 20 miles wide along the Minnesota River Valley extending from Big Stone Lake to Fort Ridgely. The Yellow Medicine Agency was established to administer the terms of the treaty. In the summer of 1862, the Yellow Medicine Agency was destroyed during the U.S.-Dakota War.  Today, Upper Sioux Agency State Park exists to preserve the historic agency site and provide recreational opportunities in the scenic Minnesota River Valley.3

Camping and Lodging

The Yellow Medicine River Campground has 34 drive-in sites, 14 with electric service.  There are 3 shaded walk-in sites along the Yellow Medicine River 200 – 300 feet from the parking area. There is also a horse rider campground.  Rustic camping is available in the Riverside campground, along the Minnesota River.

Three 18-foot diameter canvas tipis are available for lodging.  Each has a wooden deck inside.


  1. Today’s Photo is a photo that is almost always taken the day of the blog post.  In some instances, posts may be backdated if internet access is not available on the day of the photo or other reasons prevent posting Now and Then.
  2. Photo Favorite is a randomly selected older photograph from a batch of photos specifically “curated” for Now and Then.
  3. Upper Sioux Agency State Park – Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Note: Reference links were accessed on the date the blog post was published, unless otherwise stated.

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