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Great for fishing and boating.

We had a great time ice fishing and fishing here. We were sad about the algae problems this... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Ellen F
Gresham, Wisconsin
Nice place

Has a nice playground. Very clean bathrooms. We just drove around and think it would be nice to... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2016
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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Features boating, fishing, swimming, water skiiing, camping, picnic areas, playgrounds, disc golf, horseshoe pits, mountain biking, nature areas, and sand volleyball courts.
SW of Dickinson, Dickinson, ND 58601
+1 701-456-2070
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

My family loves Lake Patterson. We buy the season pass for $20 & go all summer. There are campsites with power, primitive camping, restrooms, several playgrounds, swimming, educational playgrounds featuring ants and bees,workout stations, a bike/ walking path, fishing, boating, covered bbq area with lots...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Nice area to walk with the kids and let them play. They are still under construction but its still nice. The lake is beautiful and there are lots of areas to sit or have a picnic.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kristina B
Reviewed 10 August 2017

new walking trail with workout stations is excellent. Enjoyable quiet camping also available, both primitive and hookups.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Charles P
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The exercise trail with the workout and playground equipment along the route is such a good idea. It is exercising with a view.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank cheriKae
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had a great time ice fishing and fishing here. We were sad about the algae problems this summer. It's a great location and love the fishing docks

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Ellen F
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

It's the hidden treasures that are the best. Has a walking/bike path. Swimming area. Different themed play areas that are not only fun but educational with exercise equipment. Love this place

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Next to the lake is a playground that the kids used following some catch and release. Great little lake

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Florence H
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The area needs some investment to make it great but there are nice trees and lots of space for kids to run around.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank gshore
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful area very well kept up very family-friendly! Spent a lot of time there when I was dating my husband in 1993 and it's just as nice today as it was then

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Has a nice playground. Very clean bathrooms. We just drove around and think it would be nice to try the beach.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Kfoster428
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