Lake Metigoshe State Park

North Dakota



Nestled in the scenic Turtle Mountains on the shores of Lake Metigoshe, Lake Metigoshe State Park was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and is one of the most popular year-round vacation spots in North Dakota. The Chippewa called the lake "Metigoshe Washegum," or "clear water lake surrounded by oaks." Today, the lake is noted for its northern pike, walleye and perch. The rolling hills, aspen forests and small lakes attract nature and photography lovers to the area to capture the breathtaking sights. Do the same and make this lovely nature space the background for your wedding festivities. Lake Metigoshe State Park features three year-round family cabins, one year-round primitive cabin, 1 year-round yurt, group dormitories and kitchen/dining hall. The three year-round, fully-furnished cabins (Loon, White Pelican and Slemmen Lodge) are tucked in the woods near Lake McDonald in the northern part of the park. Each is equipped with a kitchen, wheelchair accessible bathroom with shower, and gas fireplace. For more intimate weddings, any of the cabins or large buildings can serve as casual places for a reception or kitchen areas for serving food.

Venue Style

Park/Garden, Ocean/Waterfront View, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 144 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 144 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $175 for a full day rental.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Lake Metigoshe State Park is estimated at between $2,220 and $3,750 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Overnight accommodations available
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Tables included

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Wheelchair access limited
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Music must end by 11:00PM
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