ATV and OHV Recreation Area
Recreation Park just opened the first ATV and OHV trail. Located only 30
minutes from the resort and Free Admission. See the brochure in the store office
for complete details on an exciting recreational opportunity.
Walking and Hiking Trail
starting at the foot of Big Stone Lake,
meandering through the countryside to the Big Stone Wildlife Refuge. Very nice
paved path that is open to walkers and bicycles.
Park DGC Located near LaBolt (small
community about 20 minutes from the resort) is an excellent disc golf course.
Highly recommended by golf enthusiasts! On the shores of a quaint little lake LaBolt Dam. FREE! Just bring your own gear.
RECREATION: We have
volleyballs, horseshoes, sand toys and a couple yard games to lend in the store.
Feel free to come up and borrow them. Donít forget to check out the kayaks and
Cloud Abbey Located
near Marvin just off Hwy 12, this beautiful monastery is open to the public for
tours. Contact the director at 398-9200 or 398-9208.
There are several antique shops in the area located in Big Stone City,
Ortonville, Milbank and the surrounding area. Brochures with the addresses and
contact information are located in the store on the literature rack.
Just 20 minutes away, Milbank offers an indoor recreational facility
for indoor swimming, basketball, racquetball, etc. Contact Info:
432-9236. See the complete flyer in the back of this book.
Stocked every year in May with
hatchery trout ~ a great way to spend the afternoon bobbering for trout. Check
in the office for directions and details.
Guided trails, hiking and horse rental with 2,000 acres to ride on. Canyon Ranch
is located in the heart of the Coteau Hlls, just north of Sica Hollow State
Hills Golf Club is Milbank's 18-hole course just off Highway 15. Contact
Municipal Golf Course is an 18-hole course located on the hill above town and
overlooks Big Stone Lake. Contact Info: 320-839-3606.
Stone Wildlife Refuge is 2 miles southeast of Ortonville on Hwy 75. Over
11,000 acres area with an auto tour that provides a good overall view of the
refuge. Hikers and bikers get the best view of the prairie plants, granite
outcroppings, river meanders, wildlife and the buffalo. Contact Info:
Big Stone Lake is located on the Glacial Lakes & Prairies birding tour. We have
booklets located in the store that shows the trails near the state park and the
Local taxidermist, Charles
Hanson, has on display many species of birds at the Big Stone
County Museum including the loon, sandhill crane, great grey owls and barred
owl. Call the museum for hours 320-839-3359.
Big Stone Historical Society Museum
is located at the intersection of Hwy 12 and
75 in Ortonville. If features many historical artifacts about the Big Stone
Lake Area. Contact info: 320-839-3359.
TOURS: Cold Springs Granite
is located south of Big Stone City on 485th Avenue. They offer tours
of their facility by reservation only. Contact info: 432-9389.
TERRY REDLIN CENTER:
Located just off I-29 in Watertown just under an hour drive from the resort is a
must see for Redlin Print lovers. The gallery houses over 180 of Terry Redlinís
originals. Contact info: 1-877-Tredlin. Admission is FREE!
Bramble Park Zoo & Discovery Center is located in Watertown and houses over 500
species of animals. Check out the new Discovery Center. Contact info:
605-882-6269. Open year round.
The historical weekend is June 4, 5 & 6 near Lake City, SD. You will see
military encampments, Indian cultural programs, craft show, fur trade
rendezvous, medicine show and much more. Contact info: 605-448-5474.
For the gamblers in the group there are two major casinos in the area.
Dakota Magic Gaming & Entertainment Center located on the I-29 border north of the resort.
Contact info: 1-800-325-6825.
Dakota Sioux Casino is
located just north and little west of Watertown. Las Vegas style gambling with
weekend entertainment. Contact info: 1-800-658-4717.
Thunder Road Located in Watertown on west Hwy 212 this facility offers go-cart racing,
miniature golf, water wars and indoor arcade. Contact info: 605-882-6959.
Main street Ortonville and Milbank offer the small town shopping experience with
unique stores that offer gifts, collectibles, crafts, antiques, consignments and
COFFEE. If the mall experience is what you are seeking then Watertown makes a
nice day trip that offers the Watertown Mall with a Herbergerís and JC Penneys,
Super Wal-Mart, Target, Shopko and also fun and unique downtown shopping. Ask
in the office more details.
Annual Farley Fest
held in June at Lake Farley
Park just north of Milbank. Check in the store for a current poster for details
of all the events the Milbank community has planned.
held in August at Ortonville. Features lots of activities for the whole family
to enjoy including a free sweet corn feed and fireworks. See the poster in the
office for details.
We offer a selection of board games in the store for you to borrow from the
lending library. Also see the indoor recreation center listed above or check
out the local museums.
SYSTEM: New in 2006 was
the addition of the digital television system to each cabin that offers endless
options for entertainment. See the TV guide listing in this booklet for station
numbers and network assignment.
plenty to see and do in the Big Stone Lake area. Hope this list will get you
started. If you need further guidance, please ask. We have a literature rack
full of resources to help make your stay in our neck of the woods more
enjoyable. You can also check out the following community websites: www.bigstonelake.com; www.milbanksd.com; www.sdglaciallakes.com.