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Dog Areas in Big Lake, MN

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Big Lake is a dog-friendly area located between St. Paul and St. Cloud in Minnesota. This rural city has almost 215 acres of developed and undeveloped parkland and several miles of sidewalks and trails where you can stretch your legs with your special pal. There are two veterinary clinics in town if you need professional care for your pooch.

Just five miles southwest of Big Lake, you and Fido will find a furriffic park to explore together. Take a drive to Montissippi County Park in Monticello. This 170-acre facility has two miles of multi-use paved trails. Dogs are permitted to join you on the trail as long as they're on a non-retractable leash that's no longer than six feet.

Take a drive about nine miles east of Big Lake when you want to let your pup play off-leash with other canines. Let your furry friend run loose in the Lake Orono Off Leash Dog Park. You can also leash up and walk the trails of this lakeside facility with your furry friend.

When you want to grab a picnic in the park with your pooch, head to Hudson Woods Park just east of Big Lake on Highway 10. This area includes tables, benches, and open fields. Enjoy some time playing frisbee or walking through the fields with your canine companion. Dogs are allowed as long as they're under your control.

There are a variety of outdoor recreation activities for dogs and their owners to enjoy in and around Big Lake.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Big Lake, MN

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    Population Density 1,843/sq mi

    #1 Mitchell and Lake Ridge

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    In the neighborhood of Mitchell and Lake Ridge, you and your canine pal will find private residences, a community park, and a pawtastic trail. If you want to get some exercise in a natural setting, take your pup to McDowall Park. Walk or jog along the trail that loops around the lake in this expansive facility. There are wooded areas, a wetland, a prairie restoration area, and benches here. Make sure you bring along some water and bags to pick up waste. Dogs are allowed to accompany you on the trail provided they're kept on a leash and under your control.
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    Population Density 195/sq mi

    #2 Hidden Rivers

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    The Hidden Rivers development is located just east of County Road 5. Here, you and Fido can walk along quiet residential streets. When you want to go exploring in nature, head to Hidden Rivers Park. Stroll along the walking path that wanders in this undeveloped, 29-acre area. Follow the trail to the Elk River overlook. There's a gazebo with benches where you can relax and enjoy the water with your special pal. Dogs are permitted in this natural area as long as they're under your control and on a leash. Remember to bring some water and bags to pick up after your pooch.
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    Population Density 274/sq mi

    #3 North Big Lake

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    North Big Lake is a rural community with private residences, streams, and ponds. This area is a lovely place to stroll along the road or sidewalk with your pup. If you want to do a little exploring along the Elk River, take your pup over to River Oaks Park. There are dirt hiking trails through the woods and fields of this 22-acre facility. Bring along some water and a snack to grab a picnic at one of the tables in the park. Your dog can join you here as long as he's on a leash and under your control. You are responsible for cleaning up after your pooch.
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    Population Density 633/sq mi

    #4 Big Lake Estates

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    Big Lake Estates, on the south side of Big Lake, is a residential neighborhood with a few lakes and parks. When you want to get out and have a little picnic in the park with your pup, check out Wright's Crossing Park on Forest Road. This small area has some picnic tables and an open field where you can stretch your legs with your special pal. Another area to take your pup for a little play time is Stanford Park on Engle Wood Drive. Here, you'll find an undeveloped field where you can work on obedience or play frisbee with your furry friend. Dogs must be under your control in city parks.
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    Population Density 4,734/sq mi

    #5 Lake Ridge/Pond View Loon Loop

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    Lake Ridge/Pond View is a quiet neighborhood on the western edge of Big Lake. Here, you and Fido will be able to take a walk along peaceful streets. There's a small community park in the southeast corner of this area. When you want to enjoy some extra green space, take your pooch to Lake Ridge Park on Pintail Street. Pack a lunch for you and your pal and enjoy a picnic at one of the tables in the facility. Dogs are welcome to join you here as long as they're on a leash and under your control. Make sure to bring along some water and bags to pick up your pup's waste.
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