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Ortonville - Big Stone Lake State Park

35889 Meadowbrook State Park Road

Big Stone Lake is 26 miles long and is located on the South Dakota-Minnesota border. The lake is the source of the Minnesota River and attracts anglers who catch walleye, northern pike, yellow perch and bluegills. The northern section of the park, called the Bonanza Area, provides a picnic area and boat launch for guests. The area also includes the Bonanza Education Center which provides a place to discover the past and ways to preserve it. The southern section of the park, called the Meadowbrook Area, contains a campground, swimming beach and hiking trails.


Bob Weides

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Nice little park on the eastern shore of Big Stone Lake. Take some time to go to the nearby Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge. It has a beautiful driving trail and several short hiking trails to wander on.

Erik Cherveny

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
Nice place to take the family and enjoy a little time outdoors.

Char R

Friday, June 2, 2017
Great place to picnic, if you want peace. We had a lovely picnic, it was sunny but the breeze from Big Stone Lake was refreshing and cool.

Ben Cedarberg

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Nice campgrounds with lake views. Very limited hiking at the southern section of the park. Park seems best for fishing, canoeing, swimming.


Monday, Dec. 11, 2017
Great place to get away.

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