With 10,000 bodies of water in Minnesota, you might be tempted to dismiss Big Stone Lake as just another lake on the map. Resist the urge; you don’t want to miss out on this outstanding lake.
Located in Big Stone County on the Western bump of Minnesota, Big Stone Lake is a lake for all seasons. Big Stone Lake is 26 miles long and borders Minnesota and South Dakota. Wintertime brings opportunities to go snowmobiling, sledding, and ice fishing on the lake.
Warmer weather finds lake residents boating, canoeing, fishing and swimming. Other activities include water skiing, tubing, riding bike or taking a ride through the National Wildlife refuge, golfing on Ortonville’s beautiful 18 hole golf course overlooking Big Stone Lake or just hanging out with a picnic basket and friends at one of the many parks along both sides of Big Stone Lake.
With nature all around, spotting wildlife can bring some surprising results. Many residents watch the white tail deer or the wild turkeys right out their window. Big Stone County is also known for its awesome hunting of deer, ducks, pheasants and geese. There are thousands of acres of public hunting in the Big Stone Area.
Ripe with the natural beauty of land and lake, the Big Stone Lake Area is at the head of the Minnesota River and runs north to Traverse Lake which also borders Minnesota and South Dakota.
Big Stone Lake Area is a place to slow down, to feel a part of nature all around you, to breathe. No worries here, the tallest structures are the trees. No skyscrapers, no rush hour and no traffic jams; simply life in a slowed-down mode. Come and experience the Big Stone Lake Area!!