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Big Stone Lake State Park

35889 Meadowbrook State Park Rd, Ortonville, MN 56278-2039
+1 320-839-3663
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Terrible. is there any hope for this body of water

rolled in in the late afternoon july 2017. Tent camped 20 feet from shore in the state park. First... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
Bob B
Good facilities for the area

Picturesque and clean. Nice family areas with room to spread out. Appears to be well maintained... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
hellmbeck
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Fishers, Indiana
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Sep 24, 2017
“Good facilities for the area”
Sep 24, 2017
“Terrible. is there any hope for this body of water”
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35889 Meadowbrook State Park Rd, Ortonville, MN 56278-2039
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

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 consistence of tomato soup only brownish green. Walked...More

1  Thank Bob B
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Reviewed 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.

Thank hellmbeck
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

This state park is split into two locations. Camping (primarily) at one park, and lake shore hiking at the other half of the park eleven miles away!

Thank Ronald T
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Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Always so fun here. Fishing usually great! Shopping in town is fun and beverage at several local bars is a great time! State park is close and so is refuge. Just love Ortonville :)

4  Thank Tayloml
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Reviewed September 5, 2014

This lake is the birthplace of the Minnesota river and borders South Dakota. It is a very quiet lake with not a lot of boat traffc when I was here. The geology of the area is really cool with large sections of exposed bedrock and...More

3  Thank Justin B
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

Maybe it's just me but every time I come here I drive around for an hour trying to find public access. Once I manage though I always enjoy myself. For such a large lake there's not many bars, restaurants, rental places etc on the water...More

5  Thank Milehighguy84
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Trip was a disaster... but it was all just bad luck. Normally, fishing is pretty good. South Dakota laws, even with a Minnesota license.. so you can use two lines. Walleye limit is 4, but that's ok.

2  Thank Max G
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

The wildlife viewing, birding, fishing, boating and hunting opportunity, makes this area a great place to visit.

3  Thank bobbersdown
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Good fishing, beautiful sunsets, clear water, whats not to love?? :)

2  Thank Dawn K
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

Big stone lake is kept large bya spill way, that keeps the MN River flowing all year.

2  Thank bobjan415
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