Description

Big Stone Lake provides the setting for Hartford Beach State Park, a 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 which is known today as Big Stone Lake. Rugged rock-strewn bluffs and scenic timbered shorelines surround Hartford Beach. If you want to camp amid the natural beauty of the area, reserve a campsite or cabin via the online system. A few minutes on the computer ensures you a vacation to remember.

When you stay at the campground, take advantage of the park amenities that include a boat ramp, beach, fish cleaning station, fishing pole checkout, playground, games and picnic shelter. A nine-hole disc golf course has also been set up at Hartford Beach State Park. Camping cabins are open year-round to enjoy the seasons and the views. The one-room cabins come with heating, air conditioning, electricity and sleeping accommodations for four people. No cooking is allowed inside, but you will find a fire grate, picnic table and porch outside.

Five hiking trails at Hartford Beach State Park take visitors past historic sites and scenic overlooks, including burial mounds and a prehistoric village site. The American Indian mounds found in Hartford Beach State Park are typical of numerous such mounds in eastern South Dakota. They cover a time span from approximately 300 A.D. to possibly 1600 A.D. At the eastern end of the Robar Trail is the log cabin trading post, which operated from 1863-73.


Amenities

Onsite

  • Pull Thru Available
  • 50 Amp Available
  • Tent Sites Available
  • Group Area
  • Lake
  • Forest Areas
  • Conven Store
  • Firewood Available
  • Dump Station
  • Picnic Area
  • Courtesy Dock
  • ADA Accessible
  • Groups Welcome
  • Clubs Welcome
  • Pets Welcome
  • Rural Setting
  • Quiet Atmosphere
  • Family Park
  • Open Year Round
  • Credit Crd Accepted

Nearby

  • Laundry
  • Diner/Snack Bar
  • Gas
  • Propane
  • Urban Setting

Recreation

Onsite

  • Beach
  • Playground
  • Boat Ramp
  • Biking - Mountain
  • Biking - Road
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating - Paddle
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Outdoor Games
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Nearby

  • Boat Rentals
  • Gaming/Casino
  • Entertainment
  • Golfing
  • Hunting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis
  • Trap/Skeet Shooting

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Great camping
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We enjoy everything about Hartford beach. Campsites in east campground offer lots of room.
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Fargo
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Great Weekend
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What a great camping experience! Love the park and love the company!
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LSA
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Reviewed 10/17/2016
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Very clean camping area and cabins
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Very nice clean cabin and area for camping.
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Great stay!
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What a great time at Hartford Beach State Park. Overall rating is 5 out of 5 starts, & we can't wait to return. Trails were probably my wife's and my favorite, along with the disc golf. We also enjoyed the beautiful view we woke up to each morning, when we stepped out of our cabin C1. Thanks to the park staff & crew for making this place so enjoyable.
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BnPene
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Reviewed 10/02/2016