Parks and Trails

There are over 215 acres of parkland, 20 miles of trail for hiking and 3.5 acres of greenway located in Big Lake.  The Big Lake Park system has parks and playgrounds, picnic areas and ball fields.


Enjoy the beauty of Big Lake anytime with a canoe or a chartered boat along the Lakeside Pier

Legacy Foundation of Big Lake – provides a lot of events yearly, most notable is the Music in the Park.

Sand Dunes State Forest — is located in central Sherburne County, about three miles west of Zimmerman and 5 miles north of Big Lake. Consists of oak savanna forest and prairie and 2,700 acres of pine plantation on rolling terrain. It provides beautiful areas for many recreational activities, such as horseback riding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, hunting, and swimming, panfishing on Ann Lake, camping and hiking.

Dog Parks in Big Lake MN

There are currently no off-leash dog parks in Big Lake Minnesota but here is some information regarding dog parks that are within a 20-mile radius of the city.

  • Crow Hassan Park Reserve
  • Lake Sarah Regional Dog Park
  • Lake Orono Off Leash Dog Park

Best Dog Parks around Big Lake include:

  • Orono Park
  • Lake Rebecca Park Reserve
  • Riebe Park


Big Lake Minnesota truly is truly great place. If you want to know more about our  dog boarding services give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.

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