Lake Metigoshe State Park

2514 2nd Street East
Bottineau, ND - 58318

Type: Parks, Lakes
(701) 263-4651
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Lake Metigoshe State Park, located in the scenic Turtle Mountains of North Dakota, near the Canadian border, is a beautiful and popular destination for outdoor recreation and nature appreciation. The park encompasses over 1,500 acres of woodlands, meadows, and pristine lakeshores, providing visitors with a picturesque setting to explore and enjoy a wide range of activities year-round.

One of the main attractions at Lake Metigoshe State Park is its namesake lake, Lake Metigoshe, which offers excellent opportunities for boating, fishing, and swimming. Anglers can try their luck catching a variety of freshwater fish, including walleye, northern pike, perch, and bass, while boaters can explore the lake's calm waters and scenic shoreline. Swimming beaches provide a refreshing way to cool off on hot summer days, and boat launches offer convenient access for boaters and anglers alike.

The park also features an extensive trail system, which winds through lush forests, rolling hills, and scenic overlooks, offering hikers, bikers, and nature lovers the chance to explore the area's natural beauty up close. Trails vary in length and difficulty, catering to both casual strollers and experienced hikers, and provide opportunities to observe wildlife such as deer, birds, and other native species.

In addition to outdoor recreation, Lake Metigoshe State Park offers a variety of amenities and facilities for visitors to enjoy. The park features modern and primitive camping facilities, including campsites, cabins, and group camping areas, providing options for overnight stays for individuals, families, and groups. Picnic areas with shelters, playgrounds, and volleyball courts offer opportunities for day-use visitors to relax and enjoy the park's scenic beauty.

Throughout the year, Lake Metigoshe State Park hosts a variety of interpretive programs, guided hikes, and special events that provide educational and recreational opportunities for visitors of all ages. From nature walks and birdwatching outings to star-gazing events and outdoor workshops, there's always something new to discover and experience at Lake Metigoshe State Park.

Whether you're seeking outdoor adventure, relaxation, or simply a peaceful nature retreat, Lake Metigoshe State Park offers a beautiful and diverse landscape where you can reconnect with the great outdoors and create lasting memories with family and friends.

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