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Beaver Lake State Park
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3850 70th ST. SE
Wishek, North Dakota   58495

Phone: 701-452-2752
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Located on the west shore of Beaver Lake, the park's gently rolling prairie provides scenic views for leisurely walks. In the summer, the lake attracts visitors for boating, canoeing, water skiing and fishing.

The park has a colorful and historic background relating to the early settlers of Logan, McIntosh and Emmons counties. The first organized gathering to promote a state park occurred on July 14, 1929, at Shepherd's Pavilion, south of the present park site. In August of 1930, the land for the park was purchased.

Park improvements came slowly during the drought and depression of the 1930s. Beaver Creek was dammed in 1933, raising the level of the lake. In 1935, a Works Progress Administration (WPA) crew was assigned to the park to build roads and pathways, construct an earthen dock, and to terrace the picnic area.

Today, Beaver Lake State Park is operated as a seasonal park, with camping, picnicking and water-based activities available from mid-May through Labor Day.
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The park offers a variety of boating options for visitors. There is a boat ramp available, allowing easy access to the water for those with their own vessels. Canoe and kayak rentals are also offered on-site, providing an alternative way to explore the lake's waters at your leisure. Motorized boats are allowed but must adhere to no-wake regulations within designated areas in order not disturb wildlife or other guests enjoying quieter activities such as fishing or swimming.
Enjoy fishing in a serene environment with options for shore or boat angling. Species include walleye, northern pike and perch. You can also find bluegill and crappie here. Ice fishing is popular during winter months.

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Beaver Lake State Park offers picnic tables and grills. There's a pavilion for large gatherings, with restrooms nearby.
Cycling enthusiasts should be aware that options are limited. There aren't any designated bike trails available within the park.

While biking is permitted on roads, these can often be busy with vehicular traffic and may not offer a safe or enjoyable experience for cyclists.

It's important to note that off-road cycling isn't allowed due to potential damage it could cause to local flora and fauna habitats.

Always remember safety first: wear helmets, follow road rules, respect other users of the roadways while enjoying your ride in this beautiful location.

Please check current conditions before planning your trip as weather changes might affect accessibility.
Area Attractions
Lawrence Welk Home ? Whitestone Battlefield State Historic Site ? Slade & Long Lake National Wildlife Refuges ? Golfing

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 24 Perfect Getaway
park review stars; one to five This park is beautiful and easy to camp in. For the electrical sites, you just pull through- no backing in and there is plenty of space between campers. It is so quiet and peaceful here that it is the perfect place to relax and go fishing.
October 20 Beautiful scenic campground by Tommy Gemmill
park review stars; one to five Phesant hunting trip that was made very pleasant by the staff and amenities at Beaver Lake state park. Wonderful shower house facility, beautiful location and a definite return for next year.
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17 miles southeast of Napoleon, ND. From Napoleon 8 miles south on ND Highway 3, 7 miles east to Burnstad, then 2 miles northeast to park.

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