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A popular vacation spot in the summer, Lake Metigoshe State Park also provides ample habitats for wildlife. The entire park is a wildlife sanctuary and harbors an abundance of woodland creatures. Visitors may occasionally see moose and white-tailed deer along with a wide variety of small mammals: squirrels, woodchucks, beaver, mink, chipmunks and muskrats. Lake Metigoshe is located north of Bottineau in the Turtle Mountain region and the state park includes aspen woodlands, streams and open fields.

Birds to See: Bufflehead Duck, Canvasback, Common Loon, American Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Red-tailed Hawk, Green-winged Teal, Swamp Sparrow, Red-necked Grebe, Northern Water-Thrush, Gold-winged Warbler, Common Tern, Red-eyed and Philadelphia Vireo, Ovenbird and Eastern Phoebe. Thirty-seven of the over 174 birds that may be observed at the park are on the Natural Heritage Program’s list of state rare bird species.

Rare Birds: Cooper’s Hawk, Hooded Merganser, Cinnamon Teal, Turkey Vulture, LeConte’s Sparrow, Baird’s Sparrow and Loggerhead Shrike.

Directions: The park is located on the East shore of Lake Metigoshe in the Turtle Mountains, 14 miles northeast of Bottineau, along the US/Canadian border.

Coordinates: 48º59’12”N 100º19’26”W

Nearest Town: Bottineau, North Dakota

Contact:
Phone: 701.263.4651
Email: lmsp@nd.gov
www.parkrec.nd.gov/parks/lmsp/lmsp.html



INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURE TRAIL
CANADIAN OFFICE
420 South Railway Street
Boissevain, MB, Canada, R0K 0E0
1-204-534-6303
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AMERICAN OFFICE
105 Simrall Blvd.
Bottineau, ND, U.S.A., 58318-1198
1-701-228-5410
aimee.erdman@dakotacollege.edu

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