Big Stone Lake State Park, Ortonville

#131 of 139 in Nature in Minnesota
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Big Stone Lake State Park is a state park of Minnesota, United States, on the shore of Big Stone Lake, the headwaters of the Minnesota River. It is home to wildlife including deer, raccoons, squirrels, meadowlarks, sedge wrens, pheasants, bobolinks, wild turkeys, thrashers, and mourning doves. The two sections of the park, the Bonanza Area in the north and the Meadowbrook Area in the south, are 12mi apart. South Dakota's Hartford Beach State Park is on the opposite shore of the lake. Big Stone Lake State Park is used for picnics, camping, hiking, and other outdoor recreation.
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  • From out of town, went on the bluebird walk and saw them sticking their heads out of their houses and flying around everywhere. Beautiful birds. Ranger station was closed but they were mowing and...  more »
  • The park need a lot of improvements. Not sure about the staff at this park. The grass wasn't mowed camping area isn't taken care of. There's nobody at the entrant when we tried to get parking permits to get inside the park. Maybe the state is out of money or they just hired bad workers. The park workers has no pride in keeping a nice enjoyable for the camping guest. Wouldn't go back would recommended to anyone to camp there.
  • Beautiful lake view sites for camping. Friendly staff.

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