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North Dakota
Central Region
Lake Metigoshe State Park
No. 2 Lake Metigoshe State Park
Bottineau, North Dakota   58318

Phone: 701-263-4651
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.
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Three cabins can be rented by the day or week at Lake Metigoshe State Park. Available year-round, the heated cabins are each equipped with a kitchen, bathroom with shower and gas fireplace. Two group dorms and kitchen/dining facilities are also available. The dorms sleep a total of 120 people in bunkbeds.

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International Peace Garden ? Downhill & cross-country ski areas? Peace Garden State Snowmobile Trail ? Golf Courses ? Turtle Mountains ? J. Clark Salyer & Lords Lake National Wildlife Refuges ? State Scenic Byway
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June 11 Great by Michael
This is a great place for family fun with fishing,hiking,swimming,etc...........

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From Bottineau, take ND Highway 5 east to Lake Road.  Turn  north on Lake Road, go 10 miles to ND Highway 43.  Turn east on Highway 43  for one mile to Lake Loop Road.  Turn north on Lake Loop Road, go three miles to park entrance.

USA Parks
North Dakota
Central Region
Lake Metigoshe State Park
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