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Patterson Lake Recreational Area

SW of Dickinson, Dickinson, ND 58601
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Ranked #8 of 13 Attractions in Dickinson
Type: Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Owner description: Features boating, fishing, swimming, water skiiing, camping, picnic areas, playgrounds, disc golf, horseshoe pits, mountain biking, nature areas, and sand volleyball courts.
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Dickinson, North Dakota, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

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!

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Buffalo, Wyoming
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 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.

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Plattsburgh, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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

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Pueblo, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 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.

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Dickinson, North Dakota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

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Vernal, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

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