Big Stone Lake provides the setting for this popular camping and picnic area nestled in the shade of a native wooded forest.
Runoff from melting glaciers 10,000 years ago created the river Warren. A section of the river is known today as Big Stone Lake. Rugged rock-strewn bluffs and scenic timbered shorelines surround Hartford Beach.
In 1678, French explorers from Montreal and Quebec came searching and found fur-bearing animals. An excellent trading business with area American Indians prompted the English to claim the area.
Open: Year-round. Between Oct. 1 and April 30, showers, flush toilets and other water systems may be closed. Please contact the park directly for current status. Vault toilets usually remain open.
Park Size: 87 campsites and 4 cabins (each sleep 4 people)
15 miles north of Milbank off SD Highway 15
Nearest Town: Corona