Nimrod Visitor Information

The Nimrod Community:  Nimrod, MN is a small town located within Wadena County, 11 miles from the closest town of Sebeka.  The name of the town derives from the Biblical Nimrod.  It is one of the smallest incorporated towns in Minnesota, but is still included on most major maps.  It has a population of 69, and a total area of .97 miles.

Nimrod started as a halfway point for wheat traders who needed a pit stop between Shell City and Verndale.  It was incorporated as a village in 1924 and as a city in 1946.

Highlights of the community include the scenic Crow Wing River that flows through it, a bar and grill, a church, a baseball field, a senior citizen's center, and many campgrounds and parks.


Stigman’s Mound:  Stigman's Mound is located along the Crow Wing River in Nimrod, MN.  It is a popular tourist destination and rest stop for people canoeing and tubing along the river.  It was named after Dick Stigman, who grew up in Nimrod and became a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians, and Boston Red Sox.  There is no overnight camping, but a picnic building and scenic river view make it a great place to enjoy the outdoors and hold events.  From here, it is about 1 mile to the next available landing along the river.

Stigman Field:  Stigman Field is located within the town of Nimrod, and is visible from County Road 12 (formally known as State Hwy 227).  It is the home field of the Nimrod Gnats amateur baseball team.  The field is named in honor of the Stigman family of Nimrod.  Dick Stigman grew up in Nimrod and became a Major League Baseball Player for the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians, and Boston Red Sox.

Crow Wing River:  The Crow Wing River is a tributary of the Mississippi River.  For years it has been a popular river for canoeing and tubing activities.  The Crow Wing flows right through the community and town of Nimrod, making Nimrod a popular tourist destination.  The Crow Wing also flows through many campsites in the area of Nimrod, where vacationers can take advantage of its beauty and entertainment.  For more information, you can check out the DNR website.

Nimrod Jubilee Days:  Nimrod Jubilee Days is a very popular town celebration that takes place every year during Labor Day weekend, and is a great way to end your summer with a bang!  Considering the size of the small town of Nimrod, this is a massive celebration where people from all over the area, state, and even country come to vacation.  Highlights of the event include the Miss and Little Miss Nimrod Pageants, a parade, two live band dances, kid games, a bike giveaway, two bull rides by Meech Bucking Bulls, a 5K and 10K walk/run, a horseshoe tournament, a softball tournament, a mud volleyball tournament, the annual pancake breakfast, and fireworks.     

Frame’s Landing:  Frame's Landing is another popular place for camping, tubing, and canoeing activities.  It was named after one of the original settlers of Nimrod.  It is a 14 acre campsite, ideal for swimming activities because of its slow current and sandy bottom.  From here, it is approximately 6 miles to the next available landing.

J & J Bar and Grill:  J & J Bar and Grill is conveniently located next to Stigman Field in Nimrod, and is popular for tourists and residents alike.  It’s not only a bar, but also serves restaurant items such as burger baskets, wings, and other grilled options.  Karaoke and DJ services are provided on certain nights for more entertainment.  The bar is open from 11am- 1am Tue-Sat and 11am- 12am on Sundays. 

Mary Brown Bridge:  Mary Brown Bridge is a popular and convenient place for canoeists and tubers to end their activities and load up for the day.  It is also a great place for swimming activities.

Nimrod Lutheran Church:  The Nimrod Lutheran Church is a part of the Missouri Synod Lutheran denomination, and is located on 280th St as you enter Nimrod from the west.  Pastor Mark Hesse leads worship, which is held every Sunday at 9:00 am.  The Nimrod Church is affiliated with Grace Lutheran Church in Sebeka.  After September 1, the Nimrod church will switch worship times with Grace and hold it every Sunday at 10:30.  For more information, you can check out lutherans.com or you can call 218-472-3306.

Anderson’s Crossing:  Anderson's Crossing lies just north of Nimrod along the Crow Wing River.  It marks the beginning of the Butterfield Rapids, which are a short series of rapids that pose little to no threat to canoeists and tubers.  It is a great place to camp, and allows access of many trails for walking and hiking.  From here, it is about 5 miles to the next available landing along the river. 

Men’s Amateur Baseball:  The Nimrod Gnats is the town’s amateur baseball team.  The Gnats are a part of the Lake & Pine South Division, and they play ball throughout the summer months.  Their ballpark is called Stigman Field, which is named after MLB pitcher Dick Stigman (native of Nimrod).  For more information, you can check out the team’s website, or you can contact manager Aaron Funk at 218-472-3538.

Nimrod Fire Tower:  The Nimrod Fire Tower was the first tower to be listed in the National Registry.  It serves as a landmark for canoeists and tubers along the river.  From the top of the tower, observers can see miles of area forests.

Little White Dog Campground:  Little White Dog Campground is rumored to have once been a Native American lookout point.  This area was possibly used for gatherings and ceremonies that honored the Native American deities.  It has a great view of the Crow Wing, and is slightly more remote than the other campgrounds of the area.  This county-owned campsite is located 5.5 miles from the next landing along the river.

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