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Address: SW of Dickinson, Dickinson, ND 58601
Phone Number: 701-456-2070
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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.
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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
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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 

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Dickinson, North Dakota
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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 

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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

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Dickinson, North Dakota, USA
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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!

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Buffalo, Wyoming
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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
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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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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
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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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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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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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