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Patterson Lake Recreational Area

SW of Dickinson, Dickinson, ND 58601
+1 701-456-2070
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Nice area.

Nice area to walk with the kids and let them play. They are still under construction but its still... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Kristina B
via mobile
Great waling trail

new walking trail with workout stations is excellent. Enjoyable quiet camping also available, both... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Charles P
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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SW of Dickinson, Dickinson, ND 58601
+1 701-456-2070
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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.

Thank Kristina B
Reviewed 10 August 2017

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

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.

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

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

Thank Erinleann S
Reviewed 23 October 2016

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

Thank Florence H
Reviewed 18 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.

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

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.

Thank Kfoster428
Reviewed 30 May 2015

I stopped by to stretch my legs after a long drive. Really nice place to walk or jog. Lots of gravel roads though some paved. You can also walk in the grass or just relax on a bench by the lake. There is also basketball...More

Thank Rosie_Rivets
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