The Big Stone Area Let’s Go Fishing Chapter has been around since 2005.  We are part of a greater 501c3 organization with chapters throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. In the past 12 years, we have served many seniors, veterans and persons with disabilities. We operate solely on sponsorships and donations from generous people like you.

In addition to a “Let’s Go Fishing”  outing, Ortonville offers the following amenities to its residents and visitors: the Ortonville Municipal Golf Course,  Oak Tree Classic Golf Tournament, Lakeshore RV Park, Big Stone Lake State Park, Annual Corn Festival, Rustling Elms Resort, Valley View Antiques, Big Stone Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, Big Stone County Historical Museum, Stony Run Lodge, the Big Stone County Fair, and the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.

Big Stone Lake

Big Stone Lake is 26 miles long and is located on the South Dakota-Minnesota border. The lake is the source of the Minnesota River and attracts anglers who catch walleye, northern pike, yellow perch and bluegills. The northern section of the park, called the Bonanza Area, provides a picnic area and boat launch for guests. The area also includes the Bonanza Education Center which provides a place to discover the past and ways to preserve it. The southern section of the park, called the Meadowbrook Area, contains a campground, swimming beach and hiking trails.