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  Big Stone Lake / Area Information

  Big Stone Lake is on the border between South Dakota and Minnesota. The northern end of the lake in on the continental divide. The little Minnesota river flows in on the north side and the Minnesota river flows out on the south end of the lake. The Whetstone river also flows into the lake on the south end. The lake is 26 miles in length and roughly about a mile across. The maxium depth is around 17 feet near Shady Beach.

At the south end of the lake on the Minnesota side is the town of Ortonville. On the South Dakota side to the south west is Milbank, south dakota. And due west of the lake along route 15 is the town of Wilmont, South Dakota. The fastest way to the lake from interstate 29 is from the Summit Sd exit taking route 15 through Wilmont.


Distances to Major Cities:

2.5 hours Souix Falls, SD
2.5 hours Fargo, ND
3 hours Minneapolis, MN

Distances to Local Area's:

7 minutes Big Stone City, SD
8 minutes Ortonville, MN
14 minutes Milbank, SD
5 minutes to Hartford Beach, SD
(public swimming beach)
5 minutes or less to public boat landings
(either direction)
Next to Schmidt's Landing Resort
- small store
- bait & tackle
- minnows

Groceries Stores:

Beren's Grocery Warehouse
Milbank, Sd

Bill's Supervalue
Ortonville, MN

Arties Bait shop
New 24 Hour Bait!
Bait, Tackle & the best local fishing information!
Corner of Hwy 7 & Hwy 12 in Ortonville, Mn

Gas - Bait - Adult Beverages:
Available in Ortonville, MN
or Milbank, SD


Shady Beach Supper Club
Top Notch Dining!
Awesome Menu!
Full Bar - Lounge!
Directions: Take 109 North about 3 miles look for sign.

Sodak Steak House
Great Steaks & Burgers!
Full Bar!
Lake Views!
Directions: Take 109 North about 5 miles and look for the sign

The Wharf Bar & Grill
Beer, Burgers & Pool Tables!
Directions: Take 109 North and look for the sign to Shady Beach Supper club. Follow to the supper club but continue on the road that follows the lake shore. The Wharf is about one block further down the lake!

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Mac Daddy's in Big Stone City
50's Diner
Burgers & Fries!
Gas Station!

Subway in Ortonville, MN
and Milbank, SD

Dairy Queen in Ortonville,MN

Hardee's in Milbank, SD

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