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Big Stone Lake Campground

When you start your search for an RV in Big Stone County, you’ll also want to search for a place to stay and play. The Big Stone Lake Campground is an excellent choice. The park offers outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities, facilities, and amenities. There are a park office and visitor center.The campsites at Big Stone Lake Campground can accommodate rigs up to 48 feet in length. Sites may have back-in or pull-through access and have picnic tables and fire rings. The campsites are also available with electric and water hookups. Campground amenities include seasonal restrooms with flush toilets and showers, a dump station, and firewood. There are picnic areas with tables, fire rings and grills, and shelters.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

There will be plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors right at Big Stone Lake State Park, where you will be camping with an RV. Recreation in the park centers around the 26-mile lake filled with bluegills, walleye, yellow perch, and northern pike. There is also a boat launch. Wildlife in the park includes ground squirrels, deer, raccoons, wild turkey, pheasants, mourning doves, meadowlarks, sedge wrens, thrashers, and bobolinks. There are picnic areas, a playground, and horseshoe pits. Handheld geocaching units are available for use. Other recreational opportunities include hiking and biking trails, water sports, winter activities, wildlife observation, and nature viewing and photography.Other recreational opportunities around Big Stone Lake, which forms the border between Minnesota and South Dakota, include fishing, hunting, boating, and beaches. It is the lowest recorded point in South Dakota. There are also trails and picnic areas. Vacation resorts offer golf and other ways to enjoy the great outdoors, including winter sports and activities. Since it is a very popular tourist area, there are excellent restaurants, retail therapy, and other attractions and amenities to make the most of your stay here. The Big Stone Lake Dam is also worth a visit and some playtime when you are RV camping at the Big Stone Lake Campground.The Big Stone Lake National Wildlife Refuge is another way to celebrate the spectacular natural beauty of this area when you camp in an RV near Ortonville. The refuge features over 11,000 acres of wetlands, tallgrass prairie, granite outcrops, and river woodlands. It is operated to provide recreational opportunities for people, conservation, and refuge for native wildlife, fish, and migratory birds. There is a scenic self-guided wildlife drive. Other recreational opportunities include hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, and photography. Interpretive and environmental education programs are held throughout the year. The refuge headquarters and office is the main visitor contact point.

Exploring the Area

When you’re camping at the Big Stone Lake Campground, you'll be near Ortonville, a sweet little town with plenty to explore. Among the sites to see are the Sioux Historic Pavilion, the Bonanza Education Center, and the Big Stone County Museum. The Big Stone Arts Council sponsors events, including art crawls and other exhibitions. There is a golf course and there are pontoon rides and rentals available as well as other outdoor recreational activities. You’ll have plenty of chances to see the best of what this area has to offer while you’re here. The Valley Express covers local news and events. Make sure to check out the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce for the latest in area events, happenings, local news, and visitor information.Big Stone City is the sister city to Ortonville, and it sits right across the South Dakota border. Make sure to spend some time here when you're RV camping at Big Stone Lake State Park. Granite outcroppings emerged here during the Glacier Age and it is now one of the top three granite mining areas in the country. There are lots of parks and other outdoor recreational opportunities, including hunting, fishing, ice fishing, and bird watching. Special events that take place here every year include fishing tournaments, horse trail rides, historical boat tours, and the annual Corn Fest. The Charles Hanson North American Wildlife Collection of over 500 waterfowl is displayed inside the former Artichoke Lake General Store. Visit the South Dakota Department of Tourism to learn more about happenings, events, and tourist information.When you venture out of the RV park looking for something to eat, you’ll find locally owned and operated eateries featuring comfort food, grill fare, pizza, and other family-friendly choices. You’ll need to fill your rig's tank as well as your body, and there are numerous service stations, convenience stores, and truck stops with both gasoline and diesel fuel.


It doesn't get more convenient than having your own bathroom on the road. Let's talk about the 3 main types of toilets you may encounter in an RV rental.
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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.