Hartford Beach State Park

Map of TRACK Trail at Hartford Beach State Park

The Hartford Beach State Park TRACK Trail follows the Aspen Springs Trail.

This beautiful 0.75 mile loop will lead you through a true native prairie. The trail also features a cold and clear spring-fed creek, native hardwood forests, and historic fur trade era sites.

Runoff from melting glaciers 10,000 years ago created the river Warren. A section of the river is known today as Big Stone Lake. Rugged rock-strewn bluffs and scenic timbered shorelines surround Hartford Beach.

Track an adventure here
Collectible sticker for Hartford Beach

Location Details

Recreational Features: Paved Bike Path, Mountain Bike Trails, Disc Golf, Canoe / Kayak, Camping, Picnic Tables, Fishing, Interpretive Programs, Birding
Amenities: Restrooms, Visitor Center
ADA Compliant: Partial
Seasonality:
Trailhead sign with brochures
Large boulder in front of the lake
Trail through the forest

Adventures for Hartford Beach State Park

Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Hartford Beach: Nature's Hide n' Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.75
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Bug Out brochure
Hiking

Hartford Beach: Bug Out

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.75
The "Bug Out" brochure is an investigation into the creepy crawlies of the forest. This adventure will help kids learn how to tell the difference between insects, spiders and other arthropods... as well as identify some of the more common bugs along the trail.
Need for Trees brochure
Hiking

Hartford Beach: The Need for Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.75
By following the picture and text clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, kids will discover six of the more common trees found along the trail. During their adventure, kids will learn about the need that people and other animals have for trees and about the roles trees play in the forest.
Birds of South Dakota brochure
Hiking

Hartford Beach: Birds of South Dakota

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.75
The Birds of South Dakota brochure shows kids where to look for different birds along the trail. The brochure contains illustrations of some of the more common woodland birds and information on how to identify them through various clues.

Directions

13672 Hartford Beach Road
Corona, SD 57227
Latitude: 45.401369000000
Longitude: -96.660000000000

Northeastern South Dakota: 15 miles north of Milbank off SD Highway 15.

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Hartford Beach State Park TRACK Trail was made possible through a partnership formed between Kids in Parks and South Dakota State Parks.