What to do in Lake Metigoshe State Park

this information was provided by North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department

Nestled in the scenic Turtle Mountains on the shores of Lake Metigoshe, Lake Metigoshe State Park was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and is one of the most popular year-round vacation spots in North Dakota.

The Chippewa called the lake "Metigoshe Washegum," or "clear water lake surrounded by oaks." Today, the lake is noted for its northern pike, walleye and perch. The rolling hills, aspen forests and small lakes attract nature and photography lovers to the area to capture these sights on film. The Old Oak Trail, a National Recreation Trail, is found within the park boundaries.

The park has both modern and primitive camping, as well as picnicking areas. There are group dormitories, kitchen and meeting facilities and year-round cabins available for rent.

Winter provides opportunities for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, skating, sledding and ice fishing. The snowmobile trails within the park connect with over 250 miles of groomed trails throughout the Turtle Mountains.

Ecology, conservation and outdoor recreation programs are offered at the park's Turtle Mountain Environmental Learning Center.

* 1,551 acres
* 130 sites
* 30 amp hookups
* Reservations
* Dump station
* Showers
* Year-round cabins
* Group Dorms
* Kitchen
* Boat ramp
* Canoe rentals
* Hiking trails
* Cross country
ski trails
* Ski & Snowshoe rentals
* Picnic shelters
* Playground

Recreation
The rolling hills, aspen forests and small lakes attract nature and photography lovers to the area to capture these sights on film.The park has both modern and primitive camping, as well as picnicking areas.Winter provides opportunities for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, skating, sledding and ice fishing.

Location
Lake Metigoshe State Park is located 14 miles northeast of Bottineau. From Bottineau, go north on Main Street to Highway 43, then turn east (right) and follow the signs

Address
#2 Lake Metigoshe State Park
Bottineau, ND 58318

Phone: 701-263-4651

Email: lmsp@state.nd.us
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