Lake Metigoshe State Park

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Lake Metigoshe State Park
North Dakota State Park
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Dakota
CountyBottineau County
LocationRoland Township, Bottineau County, North Dakota
 - elevation2,152 ft (656 m) [1]
 - coordinates48°59′12″N 100°19′26″W / 48.98667°N 100.32389°W / 48.98667; -100.32389
Area1,551 acres (628 ha)
Founded1937
ManagementNorth Dakota Parks and Recreation Department
Location within the state of North Dakota
Website: Lake Metigoshe State Park
 
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Coordinates: 48°59′12″N 100°19′26″W / 48.98667°N 100.32389°W / 48.98667; -100.32389
Lake Metigoshe State Park
North Dakota State Park
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Dakota
CountyBottineau County
LocationRoland Township, Bottineau County, North Dakota
 - elevation2,152 ft (656 m) [1]
 - coordinates48°59′12″N 100°19′26″W / 48.98667°N 100.32389°W / 48.98667; -100.32389
Area1,551 acres (628 ha)
Founded1937
ManagementNorth Dakota Parks and Recreation Department
Location within the state of North Dakota
Website: Lake Metigoshe State Park

Lake Metigoshe State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of North Dakota.

Location[edit]

The park is located on the shores of Lake Metigoshe in the Turtle Mountains, 14 miles northeast of Bottineau, along the US/Canadian border. The park lies adjacent to the southwest corner of the much larger Turtle Mountain Provincial Park in Manitoba. A small part of the lake actually extends northward into the Rural Municipality of Winchester, but it is not part of either park.

History[edit]

The name Lake Metigoshe is derived from the Ojibwe phrase mitigooshi-waashegami-zaaga'igan meaning "clearwater lake of scrub-oaks." The area was also once home to the Blackfoot, Hidatsa, and Assiniboine peoples.

The park was constructed in the 1930s as a part of President Roosevelt's "New Deal" programs during the Great Depression. It was formally established and approved on February 17, 1937.

Activities[edit]

In the summer, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, water-skiing, and other water sports are popular. Lake Metigoshe has northern pike, walleye, and perch for fishing. There are modern and primitive camping areas as well as picnicking areas.

In the winter, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, skating, sledding, and ice fishing are popular.

The park's Turtle Mountain Outdoor Learning Center offers ecology, conservation, and outdoor recreation programs.

The Club de Skinautique is a water-skiing club that practices and performs on Lake Metigoshe. The "Skinautiques," as the club is informally called, have been performing water skiing shows every summer since 1958.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lake Metigoshe State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. February 13, 1980. Retrieved October 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ Club de Skinautique website

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