Lake Metigoshe State Park to Host Day Camps for Youth

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Lake Metigoshe State Park to Host Day Camps for Youth

The Outdoor Learning Center (OLC) at Lake Metigoshe State Park is hosting a series of age-specific day camps this summer for youth that will focus on hands-on recreational skills and environmental education. A camp opportunity for 8- to 11-year-olds is scheduled for August 10 and 11 and will feature hands-on activities related to archery, wildlife, and freshwater ecology. Lake Metigoshe State Park is partnering with the North Dakota Game & Fish Department to provide a camp opportunity for 12- to 14-year-olds on August 13 and 14 that will feature an introduction to archery, intermediate archery, a 3D archery shoot, introduction to kayaking, and various survival skills. Each day camp will also feature some time at the end of the day to explore and enjoy the beach at Lake Metigoshe State Park. Those interested in attending camp have the option to register for one or both days of the camp offerings. The goals for these camps are to get youth outdoors to explore a natural environment and to learn recreational skills in a safe, hands-on environment.

Registration is $40 per day and will include lunch and the use of all recreational equipment involved. Camps start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Participants should bring their own sunscreen, refillable water bottle, and bug spray to maximize their comfort level. Each participant is responsible for bringing their own swimming attire and a towel. Participants are welcomed and encouraged to bring their own life jackets for kayaking activities.

Under the ND Smart Restart guidelines and in partnership with local health officials, the following precautions will be put into place. All camp activities will take place outdoors where proper social distancing can be established. Camps are limited to 12 participants each day. Participants will wash their hands upon arrival, before and after eating, as well as during the breaks throughout the day. Hand sanitizer will be available. Surfaces and equipment will be cleaned prior to and after each use. Equipment and materials will be assigned to participants to reduce the sharing of materials and overall contact. Lunch will include a pre-boxed lunch. Snacks and any beverages served will be pre-packaged. The department is working with local and state health officials to determine how to best host events for the remainder of the year. Please visit, or park Facebook accounts for updated information.

Register online by visiting and search for “Lake Metigoshe State Park OLC Day Camp” to find the event listings. Through the registration process, you’ll be able to view the liability waiver and obtain additional information pertaining to the camps. Telephone registrations will not be accepted. Registration deadline is July 31.

Anyone interested in being added to an OLC Day Camp email list to receive future updates and information pertaining to camps should make a request to Information about day camps can also be found via the Lake Metigoshe State Park Facebook page within the event listings as information becomes available.

Visitors interested in attending these camps from out of the area are encouraged to reserve a campsite or make a reservation in one of the Lake Metigoshe State Park cabins or yurt. To check availability or make reservations, please call 1-800-807-4723 or visit

All of the North Dakota State Parks require entrance fees in the amount of $7/day/vehicle or $35 for an annual pass.

Lake Metigoshe State Park is located 14 miles NE of Bottineau, North Dakota, along the Lake Loop Road, just off of Highway 43. The mission of the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is to offer a diversity of recreation opportunities and sustainably manage resources.


For More Information Contact:

Amy Schimetz at (701) 263-4514 or



Doug Burgum, Governor

Andrea Travnicek, Ph.D., Parks & Recreation Director


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