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Big Stone Lake State Park

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Where to go: The Meadowbrook entrance road tunnel of yellow is fading as the Maximillian sunflowers start to seed out. The sumac is turning red at the Bonanza area. Big Blue Stem and Indian grass are blazing red as you enter the Meadowbrook area of the park.

What you'll see: Big bluestem, Indian grass are all in their bright late summer colors while summer's end is bringing out vibrant colored sunflowers and goldenrods.

Also of interest: The Bonanza area has beautiful wildflowers and native grasses to enjoy the shades of the end of summer.

Last updated: September 15, 2014 

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Getting there

35889 Meadowbrook State Park Road
Ortonville, MN 56278

From Ortonville, go 7 miles northwest on Hwy. 7. Follow signs to park.


Phone: 320-839-3663

Email: bigstone.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Memorial Day - Labor Day: Friday afternoons, Saturdays and Sundays. All other times, please contact Lac qui Parle State Park.