Big Lake Township

A Place to Grow


Big Lake Township is located in Sherburne County. The community is just beyond the metro suburbs with a geographical location placing it 30 minutes from St. Cloud and 35 minutes from Minneapolis.

Big Lake Township has a total area of 43.8 square miles. The estimated population in 2017 was 11,133.

Natural amenities such as lakes, the Mississippi and Elk Rivers, trail systems, parks, a tremendous labor force and easy access to major roads make Big Lake the ideal place to live and work. Many residents find living in the country atmosphere of Big Lake inviting even though they may find themselves commuting into the cities to work. This growing community has an industrial base to balance the rapid residential growth. You’ll find affordable start-up housing as well as move-up homes in the Big Lake community. Sherburne County, where Big Lake Township is located.

Big Lake Township offers urban living with a country atmosphere. It has an agricultural flavor with the north end having lakes and recreation areas. 

Big Lake Township is a Joint Owner of Big Lake Industrial Park East and The Big Lake Fire Department.

2017 Estimated Populations:
Big Lake Township 7,785
Big Lake City 11,133
Sherburne County 93,537
(Source: Sherburne County Planning)

The Town Hall is located at 21960 County Road 5

Big Lake Township Hall/Clerk’s Office Hours:
Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fridays 8 a.m.-12 Noon


What is a Township? ~ Township Government 101

Map Of Big Lake

April 12, 2017- March 28, 2018 Holiday Schedule

Highway 25 Coalition – click here for more info

Highway 25 Study Area Update 8-31-17

Annual Recycle Day

Dog Vaccination Clinic

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