Big Stone Lake State Park
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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.