For those who enjoy the water, Big Lake Minnesota is the perfect location. In addition to Big Lake, there’s McDowell Lake, Lake Mitchell, Keller Lake, Kerber Lake, Beaudry Lake, Blacks Lake, and a few smaller lakes dotting the landscape.
Lake Side Park on Big Lake features a swimming beach, fishing pier, playground, and picnic areas. In addition to the beach, enjoy boating, fishing, and water-skiing. Sherburne County National Wildlife Refuge is 30,600 acres and contains a 7.3-mile wildlife drive, hiking trails, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, canoeing, fishing, bicycling, and mushroom and berry picking.
Big Lake contains 18 community parks and trails in a landscape consisting of forests, prairies, and wetlands. The rural lifestyle in Big Lake is great, but it is also easy to enjoy downtown Minneapolis, located just 35 miles away. The Northstar Commuter Train runs to downtown Minneapolis. Metro Transit features hybrid buses, as well.
Big Lake Spud Fest is an annual festival that celebrates the potato, a major crop in Big Lake. With a softball tournament, music, a carnival, a parade, fireworks, and a judged cooking competition called the Pot-o-Spuds Cook-Off, this event has taken place for over 37 years.
Find your place by the lake and start enjoying all Big Lake has to offer.