South Dutch Charley Park Campground

Address: 27761 County Road 6, Westbrook, MN 56183

Amenities: Shelter house, primitive bathroom, water pump, water hookups & 50 amp electrical hookups for $20.00 per night. No reservations required (envelopes provided at entrance of park).

*Remember that the park is open from May 1-October 31. Hunting is not allowed.

History: 

South Dutch Charley offers a variety of landscapes within 24 acres - the entrance leads to flat grounds that turn into slight slopes at three percent to intense slopes at fifty-three percent. The creek enters the park area from the west and meanders almost three thousand feet through the southwestern and northern portions of the park. This aesthetically pleasing park hosts an important historical presence because it was the home of Charley Zierke, also known as Dutch Charley.  Zierke was the first settler of Cottonwood County. 

The park was purchased in 1968 and 1972 with the assistance of a LAWCON grant. Just over twenty-six thousand was used to develope a primitive camping area with a picnic shelter, tables, a roadway, parking, underground electric, pit toilets, playground equipment, & signage.