Big Stone Lake State Park
By Jim Umhoefer
According to legend, Paul Bunyan’s 110-ton granite anchor was found at the bottom of Big Stone Lake. Although some doubt the veracity of Bunyan’s exploits, there is no doubt that the 26-mile-long Big Stone Lake, Minnesota’s 10th largest, is almost spacious enough for Paul to have taken a bath. Big Stone Lake State Park is located about six miles northwest of Ortonville on the Minnesota-South Dakota border in Minnesota’s Big Stone County.