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Big Stone Lake State Park

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Where to go: Bonanza area, new trail at Meadowbrook, Bluebird trail, Meadowbrook road.

What you'll see: The wildflowers are splashing the prairie with vibrant yellows and purples. Hike the new trail at Meadowbrook to see the tall grasses and blooming wildflowers. The blazing red sumac makes the hillsides at Bonanza area look like they are on fire. Blazing stars, sunflowers, onions, big bluestem, and Indian grasses are painting the prairie with purples, yellows, and reds.

Also of interest: Fishing opportunities are picking up and your chances of catching a nice walleye from shore are increasing.

Last updated: September 2, 2015 

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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.