Patterson Lake Recreation Area

3753 114th Ave SW
Dickinson, ND 58601

CONTACT INFORMATION
Dickinson Parks & Recreation
Campground:  701.456.2056 (in-season)
Admin Office:  701.456.2074 (off-season)


VISITORS BOOTH – Opens May 20, 2024

  • Patterson Lake Visitors Booth can provide you with general information, camping and entrance fees along with local tourist information.

HOURS OF OPERATION

  • May 20, 2024 through Labor Day.
  • Monday-Thursday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

ENTRANCE FEE 

  • $4.00 Daily fee per vehicle
  • $40.00 Season Pass (registered by household). Purchase your Season Pass Online here or at the Visitors Booth.
  • The fee is being used to maintain this recreation area, which consists of 26 miles of shoreline, 1,438 acres of land and 819 acres of water.
  • Senior Citizens, age 60 years and older, may get in free with a pass which may be picked up at the Information Booth during normal hours of operation.

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Boating* | Fishing | Swimming | Water Skiing | Camping | Picnic Areas | Playgrounds | Disc Golf | Horseshoe Pits | Hiking/Biking | Nature Areas | Sand Volleyball Court | Crooked Crane Trail

CAMPGROUND 

  • Modern Sites – $30/night. Season:  May 20 – September 2, 2024
    Modern sites include daily entrance fee, bathrooms, water, electricity and sewer dump.  
  • Primitive Sites – $20.00/night. Season: May 20 – September 2, 2024
    Primitive sites include daily entrance fee and parking space only. 
  • CAMPGROUND MAP & INFO
  • CAMPFIRES – Campfires are allowed in designated fire rings ONLY and only when there is not a mandated fire ban. During a fire ban, all outdoor cooking will be confined to propane grills. Information concerning fire bans will be available at the information booth or by visiting http://www.starkcountynd.gov/fire. Cutting of firewood is prohibited. FIREWORKS are not allowed!

PICNIC SHELTER RESERVATIONS 

  • Lion’s Park Shelter – $60.00 (entrance fee included)
  • Old Archery Range Shelter – $55.00 (entrance fee included)
  • Shelter reservations must be made in advance by contacting Dickinson Parks and Recreation at 701-456-2074.

DISC GOLF COURSE

  • Patterson Lake Disc Golf Course is an 18 hole course that includes a diverse professional course next to Patterson Lake.  The course provides a wide variety from very long and open to short and very tight play.  Click here to view more.

FISHING/HUNTING SAFETY

  • Dickinson Parks & Recreation wants to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable ice fishing season.  Please click here for ice safety guidelines from the North Dakota Game & Fish.
  • Hunting is allowed only west of 115th Ave SW on the north side of the lake and west of 114th Ave SW on the south side of the lake – walking access only.
  • For all fishing/hunting regulations, please visit the North Dakota Game & Fish website.