Big Stone Lake State Park

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first glimpse of Big Stone Lake

Big Stone Lake is just that - a big lake.  I stopped at the state park boat launch for the geocache and decided to do the hiking club trail as well.  It was a nice little hike through the woods and over to a little beach.  There was a family at the top of the hill having a picnic in the parking lot.  The trail and geocache were right up there.  I waited on the beach for a while, thinking they’d leave, but they never did.  It was amazing how many tent caterpillars were there on the beach.  I went up the hill and tried to avoid the family, but it was impossible.  The trail continued on and then went right through the group camp ground where there was a family lounging around.  I felt uncomfortable walking through yet another family, so I turned around and went back.  It was a gorgeous, sunny day, so I decided to read a book by the lake. 

 

I decided to check out the campground and decided to stay.  There were a few open sites and I didn’t know what the parks down the road would be like, so I stayed.  It was nice.  I went to the beach to read, made a nice campfire, ate some s’mores and called it a night.

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first glimpse of Big Stone Lake
first glimpse of Big Stone Lake
by the shore of Big Stone Lake
by the shore of Big Stone Lake
resting on a rock by the shore
resting on a rock by the shore
Big Stone Lake sign
Big Stone Lake sign
my campfire
my campfire
deer at the park
deer at the park
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