Big Stone Lake State Park35889 Meadowbrook State Park Rd
Ortonville, MN 56278
Access to the park is via State Hwy 7. 8 mi NW of Ortonville on Hwy 7.Get Directions
On the shores of this large lake, visitors enjoy quiet sunsets and excellent walleye fishing at the source of the Minnesota River. The drive along the lakeshore, through the apple orchards north of Ortonville, is especially beautiful in the fall. 3 mi hiking trail. Semi-modern camping with sanitary facilities, swimming beach, boat launch with dock. Canoe and kayaks available on weekends - Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Visitors also enjoy the park's native prairie and bird watching opportunities.
Hours & Dates
- Monday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
- Tuesday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
- Wednesday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
- Thursday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
- Friday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
- Saturday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
- Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
- Daily camping maximum: $23.00
- Daily camping minimum: $15.00
Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
On-Site Facilities & Services
- Located on a lake or river
- Canoes or kayaks available
- Hiking trail
- Lake/river access (boat ramp)
- Swimming beach
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
Number/Type of Campsites
- Number of tent-only sites: 37
- Number of tent-only sites available in winter: 37
- Total number of campsites: 37
- Total number of campsites available in winter: 37
- Flush toilets in campground
- Group camp facilities
- Hot showers in campground
- Lodge/central building
- Pets allowed in campsite
- Sanitary dump station
- State Parks Campgrounds
Length of Stay
- Daily site rental
- Seasonal site rental
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 13 reviews
Beautiful site, lots of birds & nice bathrooms (both pit toilets & modern facilities). The lake is beautiful, but not for swimming. Difficult to access, weedy & bracken.
— FrequentFlier749209, July 8, 2020
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...
— nancyhT6751OI, June 11, 2019
Coming north out of Ortonville, a friend and I saw the park on the left for what seemed like miles before actually reaching the park entrance. I was beginning to wonder whether I would ever get...
— Steven S, September 15, 2018
rolled in in the late afternoon july 2017. Tent camped 20 feet from shore in the state park. First thing we noticed was the putrid disgusting smell coming off the water. The water had the look and...
— Bob B, September 24, 2017
Picturesque and clean. Nice family areas with room to spread out. Appears to be well maintained. Great for locals and visitors, too.
— hellmbeck, September 24, 2017