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Stone Lake Region Vacation Guide Spring & Summer 1999 Page 5 [ artford Beach State Park Provides Scenic Getaway on Big Stone Lake Runoff from melting glaci- 10,000 years ago created ancient River Warren, a of ice known today as Stone Lake. rugged, rock-strewn and scenic, timbered of the lake form setting for Hartford Park, an outdoor bonanza 12 north and two miles This 300-acre park on the side of Big Stone Lake one of the first areas by the South Game Fish and Exploration of the vicinity in 1678. French from Montreal and area rich in bearing animals and access from the north by ater routes was compara- easy. excellent trading busi- bess with area Indians mpted the English to this area. " ARer the War of 1812, the rea attracted many traders, and settlers. Furs, for fuel and shelter, grass, water and wild game were abundant. Native trees shade the campground and understory vegetation campsites. Resort and other conces- B ions are found near the The 36-mile-long Big Lake offers opportuni- ties for fishing, boating and Vater skiing. Big Stone is One of the region's prime VaJeye lakes. "l"nere are 37 camp sites in the main campground, 36 of Which have electrical hook- tips, plus six tent camping tes and a group camp area. there is a modern comfort facility with showers, three years ago. will enjoy the odern picnic shelters in addition to plenty of tables d grills. At the swimming ach, there is a shower to rinse off. There is a handi- Cap-accessible fishing pier, boat ramp and playground. To reserve a camp site, vis- itors may call 1-800-710- CAMP (2267). The fee is $8 Per night for a site with no electricity and $11 for a site With electricity. The price for a bundle of firewood increas- es this year from $2 to $3. The price of annual park entrance vehicle stickers, Which allow visitors entrance to any state campground, Wll remain at $20. Daily admission fees are $3 per individual or $5 per vehicle. Hiking trails give park vis- itors access to view the abun- dant wildlife and some his- torical sites. ' Plant an animal life is A BOAT RAMP at Hartford Beach provides easy access to Big Stone Lake.-Review Photo. THIS SIGN marks the entrance to Hartford Beach State Park.--Review Photo. here along with white-tailed deer, chipmunk, squirrel, woodchucks, gophers and an occasional bobcat. trees, shrubs and wildflow- ers. Natural beauty abounds on the wooded slopes overlook- Medical ing the lake and along the streams. Features along the three hiking trails are inter- brochure.preted in a self-guiding Center The trails lead to sites of early fur trading posts and 803 E. Milbank Ave. settlement, Indian villages Milbank, SD 504-432-4587 and burial mounds, not to mention overlooks with beau- tifnl stas. * Vichit Vanadurongvan, M.D. The site of a fortified General Surgery and General Practice Native American village on a bluff overlooking the park * Kanya Vanadurongvan, M.D. has been the subject of sever- General Surgery, General Practice/OBGYN Care al recent excavations by the South Dakota Archaeological * Kevin Bjordahl, M.D. Research Center. Family Practice/OBGYN Care South of Hartford Beach, * Peter Reynen, M.D. there is a lO0-acre Nature Family Practice/OBGYN Care Island managed by the Parks and Recreation Division. "Working To Serve Accessible only by boat in the summer, the island is an Your lamys unspoiled wilderness for more adventurous outdoor Medical NeedsI" enthusiasts. A herd of goats is trans- Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ported to the island to keep excess vegetation in check Extended Hours: during the non-winter Monday & Thursday until 6:30 p.m. months so visitors might catch a glimpse of these ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: while exploring the island, iiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiii/'i'i/: i/: ================================= ................... ::ii::'" :':i':::::::: ::::::: *::::::::::! ::" !':::*::::: ::i:::::::::::: ::::::: iilli!!iiiiiiii::::::i ::::::/:i :::: There are activities to iii!ii!iiiiiiiiiiiii!ii!!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii enjoy in the park area in the ii!iiiii!iiiiiii!iiiii!i!iiiiiiiiiiii!iii iiiiii!iiiiiii!!iiiiiiiiiiiiii!ii!iiiiiiii!i!i!iiiii we., 00no, iii ii 00iiii00ii abundant. Mink, muskrat, ing ice fishing, cross country beaver and raccoon are found skiing and snowmobiling. .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Stone Lake Region Vacation Guide Spring & Summer 1999 Page 5 [ artford Beach State Park Provides Scenic Getaway on Big Stone Lake Runoff from melting glaci- 10,000 years ago created ancient River Warren, a of ice known today as Stone Lake. rugged, rock-strewn and scenic, timbered of the lake form setting for Hartford Park, an outdoor bonanza 12 north and two miles This 300-acre park on the side of Big Stone Lake one of the first areas by the South Game Fish and Exploration of the vicinity in 1678. French from Montreal and area rich in bearing animals and access from the north by ater routes was compara- easy. excellent trading busi- bess with area Indians mpted the English to this area. " ARer the War of 1812, the rea attracted many traders, and settlers. Furs, for fuel and shelter, grass, water and wild game were abundant. Native trees shade the campground and understory vegetation campsites. Resort and other conces- B ions are found near the The 36-mile-long Big Lake offers opportuni- ties for fishing, boating and Vater skiing. Big Stone is One of the region's prime VaJeye lakes. "l"nere are 37 camp sites in the main campground, 36 of Which have electrical hook- tips, plus six tent camping tes and a group camp area. there is a modern comfort facility with showers, three years ago. will enjoy the odern picnic shelters in addition to plenty of tables d grills. At the swimming ach, there is a shower to rinse off. There is a handi- Cap-accessible fishing pier, boat ramp and playground. To reserve a camp site, vis- itors may call 1-800-710- CAMP (2267). The fee is $8 Per night for a site with no electricity and $11 for a site With electricity. The price for a bundle of firewood increas- es this year from $2 to $3. The price of annual park entrance vehicle stickers, Which allow visitors entrance to any state campground, Wll remain at $20. Daily admission fees are $3 per individual or $5 per vehicle. Hiking trails give park vis- itors access to view the abun- dant wildlife and some his- torical sites. ' Plant an animal life is A BOAT RAMP at Hartford Beach provides easy access to Big Stone Lake.-Review Photo. THIS SIGN marks the entrance to Hartford Beach State Park.--Review Photo. here along with white-tailed deer, chipmunk, squirrel, woodchucks, gophers and an occasional bobcat. trees, shrubs and wildflow- ers. Natural beauty abounds on the wooded slopes overlook- Medical ing the lake and along the streams. Features along the three hiking trails are inter- brochure.preted in a self-guiding Center The trails lead to sites of early fur trading posts and 803 E. Milbank Ave. settlement, Indian villages Milbank, SD 504-432-4587 and burial mounds, not to mention overlooks with beau- tifnl stas. * Vichit Vanadurongvan, M.D. The site of a fortified General Surgery and General Practice Native American village on a bluff overlooking the park * Kanya Vanadurongvan, M.D. has been the subject of sever- General Surgery, General Practice/OBGYN Care al recent excavations by the South Dakota Archaeological * Kevin Bjordahl, M.D. Research Center. Family Practice/OBGYN Care South of Hartford Beach, * Peter Reynen, M.D. there is a lO0-acre Nature Family Practice/OBGYN Care Island managed by the Parks and Recreation Division. "Working To Serve Accessible only by boat in the summer, the island is an Your lamys unspoiled wilderness for more adventurous outdoor Medical NeedsI" enthusiasts. A herd of goats is trans- Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ported to the island to keep excess vegetation in check Extended Hours: during the non-winter Monday & Thursday until 6:30 p.m. months so visitors might catch a glimpse of these ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: while exploring the island, iiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiii/'i'i/: i/: ================================= ................... ::ii::'" :':i':::::::: ::::::: *::::::::::! ::" !':::*::::: ::i:::::::::::: ::::::: iilli!!iiiiiiii::::::i ::::::/:i :::: There are activities to iii!ii!iiiiiiiiiiiii!ii!!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii enjoy in the park area in the ii!iiiii!iiiiiii!iiiii!i!iiiiiiiiiiii!iii iiiiii!iiiiiii!!iiiiiiiiiiiiii!ii!iiiiiiii!i!i!iiiii we., 00no, iii ii 00iiii00ii abundant. Mink, muskrat, ing ice fishing, cross country beaver and raccoon are found skiing and snowmobiling. ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................