Big Stone Lake State Park 

Access to the park is via State Hwy 7. 8 mi NW of Ortonville on Hwy 7.

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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.


Park hours: 8 am – 10 pm. Ranger Station and Nature Store are open Fridays 4 - 6 p.m., Saturdays from noon - 2 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. - noon.


Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate. 
Book an online reservation 24 hours a day.
Phone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) Apr–Sep, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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