Big Marine Park Reserve
Vehicle permits are required on all vehicles entering the park.
- Boat Launch
- Canoe/Kayak Launch
- Cross Country Ski Trails
- Hiking Trails
- Paved Trails
- Picnic Area
- Swimming Beach
Big Marine Park Reserve is in the northern part Washington County. The park was selected as a regional facility because of its excellent natural resource features, including the St. Croix Valley/northeast ground moraine and high-quality upland and wetland wildlife habitat. When completed, the park will be 1,800 acres, with 80 percent of its acreage set aside for preservation and protection. This 80 percent will eventually resemble the land as it was prior to the arrival of the settlers in the mid-1800s.
It also features a swimming beach on the gentle grade of Big Marine Lake, which makes this beach great for families.
A 100-foot, handicap accessible fishing pier is available north of the swimming beach area. There is also a motorized boat launch with 33 trailer spaces available if you are looking to launch a boat. The launch is open to winter access and always has open speed. Boat launch hours are 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.
There is a large "destination" play area in the park that is actually two play areas installed in one general location. The highly accessible playground features a towering 18-foot slide, a colossal climbing rock, and a 20-foot geodesic climbing web.