Big Stone Island Nature Area

Quick Facts

Big Stone Island Nature Area

South Dakota

(605) 432-6374

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Things To Do

     

Overview

An 1823 expedition led by Major Stephan Long and geologist William Keating explored the Big Stone Lake region. Shortly after entering present-day South Dakota, they met an American Indian village. This island is now the 100-acre nature area. A park entrance license is not required. The island is a natural refuge for a variety of wildlife, including songbirds, waterfowl and shorebirds.

Map of Big Stone Island Nature Area (SD)

Latitude, Longitude: 45.403030, -96.665611

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Activities

  • Boating

    South Dakota has acres of lakes and miles of rivers tempting boaters, from a rowboat on Grandpa's stock dam to sailing the mighty Missouri River reservoir system.

  • Hiking

    Please call the primary number for more information.

  • Historic Sites

    Please call the primary number for more information.

Seasonality/Weather

Open year-round.

Directions

Driving

Northeastern South Dakota: 4 milers north of Big Stone City on SD Highway 109 to rearing Ponds Access Area.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(605) 432-6374

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