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ARCHERY: Big Stone Lake State Park

June 7, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn how to shoot a bow during an Archery in the Parks program on June 7 and 8 at Big Stone Lake State Park, Meadowbrook Area which is located 8 miles North of Ortonville, MN on MN Hwy 7.

With archers figuring prominently in blockbuster movies like The Hunger Games, The Avengers and Brave, these free programs at Minnesota state parks and recreation areas may be just the ticket to getting teenagers outdoors this summer (with their parents and younger siblings). Trained archery instructors will provide an introduction to the sport, along with assistance in shooting a bow in a safe, supervised setting.

The Archery in the Parks program will take place at the park office between 10am to 2pm. No reservation is required; participants can drop in anytime during the program. All equipment and instruction is provided, but a vehicle permit ($5/one-day or $25 year-round) is required to enter Minnesota state parks and recreation areas. Children must be at least eight years old to participate, and anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Archery in the Parks is part of a series of skill-building programs offered by the DNR’s Division of Parks and Trails. Other programs in the series introduce camping, rock climbing, paddling and fishing to beginners.

Archery in the Parks programs are made possible with support from the Parks and Trails Fund, created after voters approved the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment in November 2008. The Parks and Trails Fund receives 14.25 percent of the sales tax revenue and may only be spent to support parks and trails of regional or statewide significance.

CURE considers the DNR ‘s Division of Parks and Trails a strategic partner in the work we do around environmental awareness and is encouraging members and others to support programs such as this.

For more information about this event, call the park at 320-839-3663 or visit www.mndnr.gov/ican.

For more information about CURE, please call 1-877-269-2873, visit www.cureriver.org or email

Promoting this event is a collaboration with CURE and the DNR in efforts to get more people out experiencing the landscape in rural southwestern Minnesota.


June 7, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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