There's lots of fun activities all over Big Stone County. First of all, there is a wide range of hunting opportunities! Big Stone County even provides a GIS link to help you find landowner information and maps of public hunting locations! Plus, there's always great fishing and boating on Big Stone Lake. Artie's Bait and Tackle shares lots of great fishing information on their Facebook page, plus has everything you need for a successful fishing excursion! Big Stone lake hosts over 45 different species of fish, and fishing goes on all year round, whether from a dock or boat, or in an ice house!
Ortonville celebrates Big Stone lake every summer with Lake Days. This is a new event at the beginning of the summer that highlights all the fun things to do in and near Big Stone Lake. There are events for all ages ranging from a Tiki Bar, to a campfire and sing-a-long, to late night music and dancing. Not to mention awesome lake events like a lighted boat parade, canoe races, and even a band that performed in the middle of the lake!
Another fantastic annual event in Ortonville is Cornfest which takes place in Lakeside Park at the end of summer. This event has been going on for over 75 years, and is a must for anyone who wants to experience a taste of Ortonville tradition. There is so much to do during Cornfest: music, water fights, concession stands, arts and crafts booths, shopping, dancing, bingo and so much more!
Housing and Schools
Planning to move to Big Stone County? Great! There is plenty of property for sale all over. Here is an easy link to follow to find information on realtors, properties, and other housing info. Big Stone has a little bit of everything - even lake shore homes!
The 6th grade art open
Big Stone County hosts quite a few health care centers. the Ortonville Area Health Services also recently won the Women's Choice - America's 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience, and is know for obstetrics! There are also quite a few assisted living facilities in the area, which give exceptional care!
Big Stone County is bustling with business and activity. The Big Stone Chambers put on so many great events, and do great work that supports not only the businesses but the community too! With so many opportunities, there's something for everyone!
Shopping and Dining
Grab a bite to eat!
Whether you are looking for a cup of coffee and a sweet, or something a bit larger, there's something for everyone! There are so many bakeries and coffee shops like The Inadvertent Cafe in Clinton, (Ligonberry's Pastry and Coffee Shop is pictured behind this text), and wonderful bars and restaurants like the "One More" Bar and Grill, the Lakewood Supper Club, and several more!
There are superb shopping opportunities across Big Stone County. There's everything from boutiques and consignment shops, to florists, to outdoor equipment and recreation vehicles!
For a full list of businesses in Big Stone County, click the button below!