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Hartford Beach State Park

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Big Stone Lake provides the setting for this 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 the river is known today as Big Stone Lake. Rugged rock-strewn bluffs and scenic timbered shorelines surround Hartford Beach.

In 1678, French explorers from Montreal and Quebec came searching and found fur-bearing animals. An excellent trading business with area American Indians prompted the English to claim the area.

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Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historical interest
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddleboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
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Fees

  • Daily: $6 per vehicle
  • Annual: $30 first vehicle | $15 for second vehicle | $65 transferable license
  • Campsites - electrical: $21 per night
  • Cabins: $45 per night
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Park Specs

Open: Year-round

Park Size: 87 campsites and 4 cabins (each sleep 4 people)

Directions:

15 miles north of Milbank off SD Highway 15

Nearest Town: Corona

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Make Reservations

Make reservation online or call 1.800.710.2267.

Contact Info

Hartford Beach State Park
13672 Hartford Beach Road
Corona, SD 57227
605.432.6374
Email: Hartford@state.sd.us
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Amenities

  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
  • Camping cabins
  • Canoe/kayak rentals
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Fishing pole checkout
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Game checkout
  • Paddleboard rentals
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Vault toilets
  • Warming shelter
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Park Rating


ADA / Accessible

  • Camping Cabins
  • Camping Site
  • Fishing Dock
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Showers
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 45.40219
Longitude: -96.67307
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