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    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.


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    Directions

    15 miles N of Milbank, SD off SD 15
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    Amenities

    Onsite

    • 50 Amp Available
    • Tent Sites Available
    • Lake
    • Firewood Available
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • Courtesy Dock
    • ADA Accessible
    • Pets Welcome
    • Rural Setting
    • Quiet Atmosphere
    • Family Park
    • Open Year Round
    • Credit Crd Accepted
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    Nearby

    • Conven Store
    • Diner/Snack Bar
    • Gas
    • Lodging - Other
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    Recreation

    Onsite

    • Beach
    • Playground
    • Boat Ramp
    • Backpacking
    • Biking - Mountain
    • Biking - Road
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating - Paddle
    • Boating
    • Boating - Watercraft
    • Family Activity
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Outdoor Games
    • Sightseeing
    • Swimming
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    Nearby

    • Boat Rentals
    • Golfing
    • Hunting
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    Guest Opinions are very important

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    A minusOverall Rating
    10/11/2019

    Thanks

    As always the cabin was clean and ready upon arrival. Staff was very helpful and courteous.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    10/10/2019

    Awesome

    We have camped together with our family over Labor Day Weekend for the past 4 years! Our kids love it and look forward to this annual event!! We love it at Hartford!! The camp hosts are super friendly! Loved the cooking demonstration they had this year!! We loved it and got great recipes for our Dutch Oven!! We will be back!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    10/10/2019

    what a nice place

    Hartford Beach is one of our favorite spots to stay. Large sites, quiet and well maintained. We really enjoy the hospitality of the hosts and staff.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    10/10/2019

    Cabin

    Beautiful fall colors and great fishing. Would like to see a cabin built on the lower camp ground in the future.
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