We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Patterson Lake Recreational Area

Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: SW of Dickinson, Dickinson, ND 58601
Phone Number: 701-456-2070
Website
Improve this listing
Description:

Features boating, fishing, swimming, water skiiing, camping, picnic areas,...

Features boating, fishing, swimming, water skiiing, camping, picnic areas, playgrounds, disc golf, horseshoe pits, mountain biking, nature areas, and sand volleyball courts.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 10 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Patterson Lake

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Rosie_Rivets
,
Charlotte, North Carolina
Add Photo Write a Review

10 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 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 and frisbie golf. It was quiet and relaxing with a breeze off the water. Now... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rosie_Rivets
Dickinson, North Dakota
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I don't understand why the water is not taken care of. It is dirty and just gross! When there are lakes should they not be cared for naturally by parks and rec for the safety of their visitors? There were dead fish floating everywhere along the shore the algae is beyond horrible. There has to be a natural way to... More 

Helpful?
Thank maesweber
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

had a blast had a family cookout with the grills provided at the lake beware the water is cold but thats to be expected in north dakota

Helpful?
Thank boogiebaby1972
Dickinson, North Dakota, USA
Level Contributor
44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

The lake when I visited was green! Yuk!!! Tried some fishing caught nothing but snags and bullheads. The beach is very small and is not very inviting. Overall your not missing much if don't come!

Helpful?
3 Thank Garett W
Buffalo, Wyoming
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

i camped here for about a week. there are a few draw backs such as the bathrooms are across the "primitive camp site", about 4 blocks away. the showers are not very clean, i had to do a bleach cleaning before i showered. but for $15.00 per night you can't beat it.

Helpful?
Thank jillkarlin
Plattsburgh, New York
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We pulled in just for the night - the young man at the booth was very pleasant. Nice location with a bike path but when I opened the door to the bathroom there must have been 100 flies in there and the smell would knock you over. Granted this was the 'primitive' camping part but they would have been better... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank atigun
Level Contributor
60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Very peaceful place to get out of the car after a long drive to stretch your legs and relax. There is a nice walking trail as well as a beach area

Helpful?
Thank traveler1075
Pueblo, Colorado
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Nice beach area with quick access to water,parking lot,bathrooms. We easily pitched a canopy and started grilling, for the most part it is a great family spot. The younger single crowd were mostly respectful of the small kids.

Helpful?
Thank Barbara W
Dickinson, North Dakota
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Clean, easily accessible, perfect size for jet skiing boating, tubing, etc. Beautiful houses along the shoreline.

Helpful?
1 Thank jamic17
Vernal, Utah
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Nice day lake side. Surprising to see such a nice area in an otherwise area devoid of recreational opportunities.

Helpful?
Thank frankaztec1

Travelers who viewed Patterson Lake Recreational Area also viewed

 

Been to Patterson Lake Recreational Area? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Patterson Lake Recreational Area staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?