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Hartford Beach State Park

Hartford Beach

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.

Restrictions / Safety

DOT Road Report

Hartford Beach State Park

13672 Hartford Beach Road
Corona, SD 57227

GPS Coordinates

Lat: 45.402196
Long: -96.673074

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BirdwatchingBoatingCampingDisc GolfFishingHikingHistorical interestHorseshoesSnowmobilingSwimmingVolleyball

Lodging Info

Facilities / Services

  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Electric campsites
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Fishing pole checkout
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Game checkout
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Vault toilets
  • Warming shelter

HIking Trails

Five hiking trails take visitors past historic sites and scenic overlooks, including burial mounds and a prehistoric village site.

ADA / Accessible

  • Camping Sites (23E, 45E, 73E)
  • Camping Cabins (C-2)
  • Fishing Dock
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Showers

Park Specs


Northeastern South Dakota: 15 miles north of Milbank off SD Highway 15

Nearest Towns

Big Stone City
Ortonville, MN


Location Map
Campground map
Trail map and guide
Walking map
Disc golf map

Area Attractions


Camping fees are subject to sales tax.

Park entrance license required year-round


Camping Cabins: