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hether it’s fall or winter, you’ll find plenty of hunting and winter sports available in the area. Waterfowl, upland game and deer are among the most popular along with miles of snowmobile trails, skiing and ice fishing… Plus our area businesses are eager to make sure your stay is an enjoyable one. Contact the Bottineau Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information: 701-228-3849 or 1-800-735-6932 519 Main Street Bottineau, ND 58318


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Table of Contents Page 6 - Mystical Horizons Page 7 - Area Map Page 8 - Scenic Byway Page 9 - Trail Riding Page 10 - Bottineau Winter Park Page 13 - Westhope Page 14 - Rolette Page 17 - Rugby Page 21 - J. Clark Salyer Refuge Page 22 - Turtle Mt. State Forest Page 23 - Rolla Page 24 - St John Page 26 - Turtle Mt. Area Map Page 29 - Ice Fishing Page 30 - Cross Country Skiing Page 32 - Belcourt Page 34 - Bottineau Page 37 - Calendar of Events Page 38 - Snowmobiling/Maps Page 41 - Wakopa WMA Page 42 - Nature Trails Page 44 - Metigoshe Ministries Page 46 - Points of Interest Page 49 - Lake Metigoshe Map

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Chiropractic Arts A Three Generation Chiropractic Family Since 1941 Dr. Mark Pewe, D.C., D.A.B.C.O. Dr. Wayne W. Pewe, D.C. 909 East 11th St., Bottineau, ND 58318 701-228-2275 • Fax: 701-228-3080

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Mystical Horizons... North Dakota’s Newest Landmark

On October 21, 2005, Mystical Horizons, located on the north side of Scenic Byway N.D. Hwy. 43 on its western edge near Carbury, was officially opened to the public. The stone structure is a scaled-down, 21stcentury version of Stonehenge, the ancient megalithic timepiece located near Salisbury, England. Mystical Horizons was the vision of Bottineau native Jack Olson (1922-2001), an aerospace engineer and designer who is responsible for creating several Bottineau landmarks. Olson’s intention with Mystical Horizons was to create a site to bring tourism to Bottineau County and north-central North Dakota, to use the site as an educational tool, and to promote the surrounding nature and beauty of the Turtle Mountain area. The site cost an estimated $100,000 to build, and was primarily financed by a Transportation and Enhancement grant from the North Dakota Department of Transportation. The structure consists of cement, brick and metal works, and was designed in such a way that site-goers can stand on one of the brass pieces while observing the summer and winter solstices (June 21 or 22 and December 21 or 22, respectively) and the equinox (September 21 or 22,) all the while

with the sun shining directly towards them. The dates vary due to the elliptical rotation of the earth around the sun. A sundial is also located at the site. Here, visitors can view the position of the sun’s shadow to tell the correct time of the day. However, the time is only accurate during Daylight Savings Time from spring through fall. Another feature at Mystical Horizons is the Olson-designed North Star Polaris Sighting Tube, in which individuals can view Polaris, the North Star. Polaris marks the North Celestial Pole in the nighttime sky, and has long been utilized as a navigational tool for explorers. The view of the surrounding terrain from the Mystical Horizons site is an impressive one, as it is located at the top of a large hill and offers visitors a panoramic view of the prairie below extending for many miles. Mystical Horizons is located just across the present-day site of Twisted Oaks on the western end of the Turtle Mountains off Scenic Hwy. 43. For more information about North Dakota’s newest landmark, call the Bottineau Area Chamber of Commerce at 701-228-3849.

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Next time you drive through the area, take Highway 43, the Scenic Byway.

Scenic Byway

The 4th Scenic Byway in North Dakota is State and County Highway 43 from St. John to State Highway 14 northwest of Bottineau. The highway is a county road in Rolette from St. John, along the eastern edge of the Turtle Mountains, west to U.S. Highway 281. From there, Highway 43 is a state highway, with its western-most point beginning and ending at the western edge of the

Turtle Mountains, just northwest of Bottineau at State Highway 14. Highway 43 is one of the most picturesque areas in the state. Many of the state’s major tourism sites are located along the highway, including Lions Park at Lake Upsilon, International Peace Garden and Lake Metigoshe State Park, as well as many other museums, parks and other sites. The “Scenic Byway” is included in the official North Dakota Highway Map.

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your country retreat by listening to the gentle sounds of nature. Bring along a light snack, coffee or a big feed and at the end of the day, plan an evening campfire at one of the area camp grounds to cap off your day.

Pleasure riding in the Turtle Mountains is very popular. Several areas with designated horse trails are Wakopa WMA, Strawberry Lake, Twisted Oaks which also has corrals for horses, and Adam Lake, MB. Organized trail riding is available at Cross Roads Range, St. John, ND, and at the Legion Camp at the International Peace Garden. Trail riders venturing into the Turtle Mountains will find many areas to explore. Winding trails through the woods offer a relaxing, scenic ride. For the adventurous it is advisable to bring a compass to keep your bearings in the thick woods. Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet in

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Bottineau Winter Park Bottineau Winter Park will open this season with several new improvements in the 2012-2013 downhill season. Downhill enthusiast will be treated with a new visitor center called Annie’s House dedicated to the only North Dakotan killed in the 9/11 trade center attack. This, year-round 11,500 square ft., building will replace the current chalet rental and ski patrol and bring them all under one roof. Annie’s house will be available all year around for weddings, receptions, family gatherings, business venues and is designed to be used as a year round adaptive center. Friends of Annie’s is a new adaptive program at BWP that will provide an integrated, adaptive ski facility and program for children and young adults with physical disabilities like cerebral palsy, and cognitive disabilities like Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. In addition, Annie’s House will be designed to provide adaptive ski equipment and programs for wounded warriors, those brave individuals who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan and challenged with both physical and mental impacts. The Bottineau Winter Park has been North Dakota’s prime downhill ski and snowboarding area for a number of years. Six slopes plus the Terrain Park are accessible from the unloading area of the triple chair lift. New this season is a Carpet Ride Lift that Annie’s will service the beginner House

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hill, one t-bar and one handle tows are also available to transport any level of skier to the top of one of the eight runs. There are lights on all runs for night skiing on Thursday and Friday nights. Eight slopes offer a good variety of challenging runs. Slopes sport a westerly view that is extremely beautiful. In the still, quiet night the lights of towns and farms fill the western plains with life. The new visitor center offers a fast-food snack bar, rental shop and seating to view the action on the slopes.

Snow Tubing

Snow tubing, the newest sensation, is also hosted in a brand new “Snow Tube Park.” It’s all the thrills of sledding without the long hike back up hill. No lessons, no expensive equipment and we provide the tube. You have the fun! Go tubular with your own group snow tube party. Bottineau Winter Park has an extensive snow-making system to provide a base of 18-24” of snow on all slopes, plus the abundant supply that falls naturally. A groomer with a power tiller enables the Winter Park to maintain ideal skiing conditions through the season — normally mid-November through March. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced skier, Bottineau Winter Park has runs to suit your level of OLD ability — from beginner hills on up to black diamond runs. LEARNING TO SKI People are introduced to the sport of skiing in vari-

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An aerial view of Bottineau Winter Park. ous ways — usually through friends who ski. Keep in mind, however, that those best qualified to familiarize you with the rules and techniques of the sport are ski instructors. It is recommended that beginners seek ski school instruction. Private, semi-private and group lessons are offered for skiers of all levels. Snowboard lessons are also available in response to the increasing number of people interested in this rapidly-growing sport. Snowboarders are welcome to enjoy the challenge of the Terrain Park. Snowboards and boots are available to rent for those wishing to give it a try. As always, an ample supply of ski rental equipment is on hand to outfit customers who do not have their own. The rental shop also has the new alpine hourglass-shaped skis. SKI RACES Skiing is a great sport enjoyed North Dakota Tourism/Dawn Charging by many around the Racing down the slopes. world. Skiing can be competitive or recreational. In each of these cases, a good knowledge of basic skills is vital to the success of the individual. The Bottineau Winter Park Ski Team and its coaches have made a commitment to aid youngsters in the development of these basic skiing skills.

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Sanctioned races, optional for any skier, are held during the ski season during the winter months. From 60-100 skiers of all levels attend these races, including both U.S. and Canadian One of the chair lifts. racers. The Winter Park is the only North Dakota ski area to host these events and ski staffers go out of their way to make it an enjoyable day for racers and spectators alike. During the ski races, only one area is designated for the race, which means there is still plenty of public skiing slopes open. Or if you like ... recreational skiers will be able to test their abilities against other skiers and the clock. More information on the ski race can be obtained by contacting the Bottineau Winter Park: 701-263-4556. BWP SKI CLUB The Bottineau Winter Park is proud to be the home of the BWP Ski Club, the only U.S.-based ski club including Canadian and U.S. skiers associated with the Canada Alpine Ski Association. Skiers, ages six and up, are first taught basic skiing skills and are developed into alpine racers as their abilities allow. Ski levels are measured by the guidelines of the Nancy Green Ski League, a ski program developed for skiers ages six to 12. Skiers ages 12-14 are trained to race in the JASS (Juvenile Alpine Ski Series) and highly skilled racers, ages 12 Tubers get a tow up the slopes. and up, have the opportunity to race in MASS (Manitoba Alpine Ski Series), both sanctioned by Canada Alpine. As the club views skiing as a lifelong individual recreational or competitive sport, members of all ages will make use of the basic skiing skills they learn in the various ski programs the club provides. LOCATION 8 miles north, 1-1/2 miles west of Bottineau; 4 miles west of Lake Metigoshe; 90 miles northeast of Minot, N.D.; and 80 miles southwest of Brandon, Manitoba...We’re in the beautiful Turtle Mountains, with the 8 runs carved out of the wooded hills and valleys. Runs for everyone — whether you’re a beginner, an expert, or somewhere in-between. Easy runs, tough runs and lots of intermediate cruising-type runs. And the trees were left along the edges to shelter you from those wintery winds. Winter is a beautiful season. Come to Bottineau Winter Park and make the most of it!

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Westhope... outdoors

population of Westhope is 550 and the community has many facilities and services which are not common to communities of this size: a tourist park Westhope, located along Highway 83, like with picnic facilities, two tennis courts, swimming many towns in Bottineau County, was founded as a pool, large softball complex and a lighted football field. Camping facilities are Great Northern Railway provided at the trailer court station in 1903 and later with water, sewer, electrical was incorporated as a hookups along with a dump city in 1906. Westhope station. Westhope also has is also a port of entry to an airport with a paved and Canada, which is only six lighted runway and an exmiles away. cellent school system. This area is a major WESTHOPE COUNTRY flyway for ducks and CLUB: geese as well as upThe Westhope Counland game. As a result, try Club is located in the hunters from all over beauty and splendor of the the country come back Souris River Valley, giving year after year for the golfers a view of majestic hunting enjoyment and scenery. camraderie that they Golfers all over North have developed with the Dakota and southern Westhope communiManitoba talk about the ty. The Westhope area uniqueness of the course makes hunters feel very that was completely rewelcome. Outdoorsman built in 1991 with very Tony Dean endorsed the challenging grass greens. hunting in the area. One of the nicest things Westhope takes great about the course - no waitpride in the quality of life ing for tee times, making in the area and the fact it a great course for a great that this is a great place to raise children. The You’ll find the bird population quite pleasing. value.

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The Hunters’ Paradise Many summer visitors travel through this area on their way to the International Peace Garden or stop at the city park for a dip in the swimming pool. Fall visitors enjoy the abundance of waterfowl, which has increased significantly over the past few years. Local hunters are more than happy to give a few tips where the best bird hunting is to those who are taking advantage of the abundant bird population for the first time. And, weather permitting, they also enjoy the local golf course located along a scenic meandering creek. Next to the golf course, hunters can sharpen up at the trap shoot and rifle range. Snowmobilers have also found the rolling plains a perfect place to get away from the pack and enjoy some prime snow conditions. For the camper, Rolette RV Park has full hookups, electricity and drinking water. Call 701-2463491 for more information. RV accommodations are available at the regular trailer court by contacting Art Hoffman at 701-2463564 or 701-246-3511. There is also a local motel. Its park board, the school and other interested clubs take pride in offering a wide variety of recreational activity within the community of Rolette and its immediate surrounding area. Some of the activities available are swimming, golfing, slow pitch softball, baseball, trap shooting, upland game hunting, waterfowl hunting, deer and furbearer hunting and

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Grouse hunters keep busy. Sharp-tailed grouse hunters will know that numbers have increased over last year’ once they hit the field. Nice first buck!

A Varied Bag

Bottineau, Pierce and Rolette counties are not only the home of a wide variety of upland game birds, but also has attracted a lot of fox and coyotes due to the increase in the bird populations. The deer population has also prospered over the years and provides hunters with an excellent selection of healthy deer. Ruffed grouse, which experience a low count every ten years, are working their way back with an effort to increase the size and quanity of aspen forests and offering a good opportunity to hunters. When the leaves finally fall is a good time to hunt them. Hungarian partridges, a species which co-exists well with agriculture, have also bennexperiencing a up-turn and more coveys are being spotted. An earlier spring with good nesting conditionshas helped the average, with counts as high as 15 per brood.



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White-Tail Deer The White-Tail deer is plentiful in this area of the state. Recent years have seen increases in the deer population. Here, you have a choice. You can hunt the wood-hilly Turtle Mountains and enjoy an invigorating stroll through the woods or perch

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a tree stand along a peaceful meadow. Or, work the prairie where the deer have fatten themselves on grain. A permit system is used to regulate the deer harvest and information can be obtained by contacting North Dakota Game and Fish Department, Bismarck, ND.

Watch for moose on the trails.

Moose country

Good place to bag a big one.

Another dimension to the Turtle Mountains is moose hunting. If you’re lucky enough to draw a permit, this is one of the few areas in the state where you can hunt moose. Hunters who have obtained permits have been very successful in recent years. The moose population has been increasing, allowing for hunters, as well as sightseers, to find a moose feeding along one of the many small lakes or one of the many hiking trails.

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fall and winter sports enthusiast. Located near the Turtle Mountain State Forest, Rugby is just a short distance from two National Wildlife Refuges, a National Game Preserve and a Wildlife Management Area. The area surrounding Rugby abounds with both nongame and game wildlife. There are few experiences to compare with the outdoor opportunities available in north central North Dakota, including the Rugby area, so come on over! Bring your camera, binoculars or spotting scope, as well as your friends, and explore the wildlife. Many deer are roaming around the Rugby area.

Welcome to Rugby’s 125th - Enjoy your Stay!


Center of North America

Welcome from the Geographical Center of North America! Rugby is the gateway to the Turtle Mountain region with lots to offer the

Hwy. 2 West Rugby, ND

Looking to the Future with strength from the past! 701-776-5274 • 800-568-6031

Rugby, Towner, Wolford & Leeds

1040 Hwy 3 S. • Rugby, ND 58368 701-776-5878 • 888-771-5878 Life - Home Health - Auto Farm Crop Ins. Commercial

701-776-2866 1601 S. Main Ave., Rugby, ND


Rugby C-Store & Truck Stop Jct. Hwy. 2 & 3 • 701-776-6220 ATM Cash Machine • RV Waste Disposal


Main Station, 105 4th Avenue SW • Rugby, ND 24 Hr. Service - Food for On-the-Go Hunters, Fishermen & Snowmobilers Open: 6:30 am - 5:30 pm

Towner Cenex, Hwy. 2, Towner, ND ATM Cash Machine, RV Waste Disposal


• Fast Lube • LP Gas• Tires • Batteries • Trust Worthy Hardware • Regional Cardtrol • Convenience Store

New Location: Hwy 2, Leeds, ND • 701-466-2825 • Mechanic Shop • Tires • Batteries • Convenience Store • Fishing Supplies • Bait • Hunting Clothing & Shells • Subs • Hot Stuff Pizza • Hard Ice Cream • Bison Meat - Local: North Prairie Signature • Pride of Dakota Products

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the North Dakota Public Lands Guide from the North Dakota State Game and Fish Department — call 1-800-406-6409.

2801 1/2 HWY 2 W • RUGBY ND 58368 701•776•5743 - FAX: 701•776•5744

Auto Body Repairing & Painting Blue Bills are a common bird to see migrating in the fall.

Hunting and fishing People from across the United States converge on Rugby during the autumn hunting season — and for very good reason. Whether it’s waterfowl, upland game or big game, Rugby has it! Sportsmen and women find a perfect base of operations as they plan their excursions in the Rugby area. Rugby is located at the center for two major flyways, surrounding the area with large concentrations of snow geese, Canada honkers and many varieties of ducks. Most of Rugby’s restaurants offer bagged lunches as service to hunters. The area also offers many convenience stores and gift shops. Fishing is a popular sport year-round as Rugby area lakes offer excellent fishing. Rugby’s tourist information booth is conveniently located at the junction of Highways 2 and 3. Information about hunting on private land is available by ordering

Bremer Bank

105 3rd St SW Rugby - 776-5228 24 Hour Banking: 1-800-908-Bank Member FDIC

Steve Nelson - Owner/Manager

Merchants Bank

Rugby, ND 58368 • 701-776-5811

Member FDIC

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HARTLEY’S SCHOOL BUSES INC. 2830 Hwy 2 West Rugby, ND 58368

Bus: 701-776-5746 Cell: 701-771-2283 ND: 800-472-2988 MT: 800-437-2050

Open Monday - Friday: 10 - 5:30 pm • Saturday: 10 - 4 pm


107 2nd St. SE • Rugby, ND

701-776-5741 • 1-877-544-0144

Serving your family’s prescription needs since 1884.

McClintock Agency Your Local Sinclair Dealer Farm & City Delivery Tires • Gas • Oil • Fuel & Shop Work Gil & Sheila Harper • Rugby, ND


415 3rd Ave SW • Rugby, ND See Us For All Your Insurance Needs 701-776-2242 1-800-690-2242

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Birding All bird watchers and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see more than 350 species of birds which make North Dakota home. Several threatened or endangered birds have been documented in North Dakota by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Snowmobile trails Snowmobile enthusiasts will find open trails in the Rugby area from December l through April 1. Contact Northern Lights Snowmobile Club, at 701-776-2134 after 5:00 p.m. for further information.

Pierce McHenry Northern Lights Tower & Tourism Information Center

Drive-thru Service • Frozen Treats • Full Grill Line • GrillBurgers™ • Decorated Cakes • MooLatté™!



Coffee Cottage Cafe

106 Hwy 2 E.

Rugby, ND


• 8 Flavors of Ice Cream • Blended Ice Mocha • Homemade Pies • ND Products • Breakfast Specials • Lunch, Dinner • Beer & Wine • Home Cooking OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 8 am to 5 pm

701-776-5776 HWY 2 E • Rugby

• Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Indoor Pool • Suites Available • Smoke Free Rooms • Lounge • Nationwide Reservations • Internet Service

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Authentic 1940’s Soda Fountain, Antiques & Collectibles Take a sip back in time at our soda fountain and also enjoy lunch or dessert. Browse our collection of antiques in this restored hardware store.

“ Check out our expanded Menu! Now including Breakfast Panini & Biscuits, Healthier Airbaked French Fries & Appetizers & more Kid friendly items!! Rockin’Relics!

Panini Sandwiches • Malts Old Fashion Sodas • Blue Bunny Ice Cream Espresso Drinks • Lattés

Special memories begin at Make some today!!

Take-Out Orders & Party Bookings Available

Located on Main Ave., Downtown Rugby, ND Buyingingle s, s q anti ue or whole s piece tes. esta

Hours: 10am - 5pm Mon.-Sat. Earlier or later by chance or appointment Bonnie & Greg Berginski & family

701-208-1365 701-776-5938 Business

After Hours

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Geese flock to area in large numbers Lakes, J. Clark Salyer Refuge some of the major hotspots

The area harbors a major build-up of geese each fall. Snow goose hunters in Rolette, Pierce and Bottineau counties could see another great year for snow geese. An average to above average nesting year for snow geese and Canada geese could bring record numbers through the area according to North Dakota Game and Fish information. Some of the major stage areas for snow geese include Lords Lake, Long Lake, Island Lake and Whitewater Waterfowl Marsh. Bottineau and Pierce County are in the middle of one of the four major flyways for geese and the water at J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge is adjacent. Renville County has been a favorite stopping point for birds during their southward migration. J. Clark Salyer Refuge holds approximately

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200,000 geese during the peak of the goose flight, with the concentration being along the Mouse River, of which a large portion is in the refuge. Turtle Mountain potholes will also be good for ducks this season along with the refuge and area potholes that have had a plentiful supply of rain over the last few years. The refuge is open to waterfowl hunting on nine designated Public Hunting Areas during state seasons. There is a retrieving zone 100 yards wide around the refuge. Hunters can pick up downed birds in the retrieving zone if they leave their guns outside.



• Guns • Ammo • Decoy’s • Hunting Apparel • Full line of Fishing Supplies (for summer & ice fishing) • Call for current hunting information & updates • Call for special quotes on guns & ammo • Sporting goods • Camping Supplies • Lawn & Garden • Paint & Hardware • Hunting Supplies 200 West 2nd Street Rugby, North Dakota



DOCKSIDE BAR & GRILL & Appetizers ON & OFF SALE •• Menu Big Screen TV Open Mon. through Sat. 11am to 2 am Sun.12 noon to 2 a.m.

Lake Metigoshe • 701-263-4764

• Pool - Darts • Blackjack & Pull Tabs • Check for entertainment • Beer Garden

Rugby Point & Westegaard Additions • Join us on facebook

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State Forests welcome visitors There is no better place to observe the skiing. From the trails you can get a close up forest resource than on North Dakota’s two look at the forest from the prairie edge to the State Forests found in the Turtle Mountains. Canada border. The Turtle Mountain State Forest and HoThe varied plant communities found on men State Forest the State Forests comprise 11,978 support a variety of acres of public wildlife common land managed by to North Dakota the North Dakota such as whitetail Forest Service for deer, squirrels, your enjoyment. waterfowl, beaver, Primitive raccoons and coycamping is availotes, and some not able at Strawberso common such as ry Lake, Hahns moose and ruffed B a y, Tw i s t e d grouse. A visit to Oaks and Pelican the State Forests Lake. All campwill give you the grounds provide opportunity to obMoose like the vegetation in the swampy areas. tables, grills, and serve aspen forcentrally located ests, oak savanna vault toilets and drinking water. During forests, tree plantations, forest management the season campgrounds are patrolled and activities, wetlands, and open prairie. Hunting, an overnight camping fee is charged. The photography, hiking, canoeing, fishing, berry campgrounds provide excellent access to picking and horseback riding are only a few of over 20 miles of maintained trails. The trails the activities people enjoy on the State Forests. provide opportunities for hiking, horseback For further information contact the North riding, snowmobiling, and cross-country Dakota Forest Service at 701-228-3700.

Marion Trucking & Construction


Underground Utilities & Road Building


WILLOW CITY, ND 58384 Richard Lervik, Manager


MTC Lumber & Hardware

For all your lumber and hardware needs... See us today.

Dunseith, ND 701-244-5351

Fax: 701-244-0859

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Rolla... The Enchanted Outback

Rolla is a small progressive and growing city with lots of friendly people who’ll bend over backwards to make you feel like this is your own hometown—or

Doug & Mary’s

P.O. Box 429 18 2nd St. NE

Rolla, ND Open:


Monday - Saturday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm Sunday: 10 am - 5pm

Friendly Hometown Service Freshest meats in town!

Another day’s harvest. maybe even friendlier. Rolla is located in north-central North Dakota on U.S. Hwy. 281 and N.D. Hwy. 5 and 30. Its central location makes Rolla an ideal spot to spend a night or two because of its location to hunting and snowmobiling. Fall is a busy season for activities in Rolla or just take a quiet drive in the countryside to see the many farmers at work in their fields. For fishing, Hwy. 30, Rolla, ND water skiing or camping, the area lakes are just a short jaunt away. Or spend the night in one of Rolla’s in-town motels or camping facilities with electric hook-ups and playgrounds for the children. The • Windshields main attraction just flve miles north of the city limits • Glass Replacement is the Rolla Municipal Golf Course. Great hunting • Frame Repair abounds with Rolla being on the path of the Great Central Flyway. • Wrecker Service Ice fishing in the winter is a big sport in the Turtle Mountains with great fishing opportunities at Lake Upsilon, Gravel, Hooker, Dion and Jensen lakes all being just a short jaunt from Rolla. Winter also has its share of snowmobilers taking advantage of the trail system with access to over 400 miles of groomed trails in the Turtle Mountain area. The Wakopa Wildlife Management Area features 7,000 acres of forest, adjacent to many open stretches of rolling hills and flatland, which when combined make for some fantastic snowmobiling. Cross-country skiing is another way to enjoy the beautiful winter landscape in the Rolla area with a number of groomed trails crossing the area. If you’re looking for “indoor sport, ” Rolla is just minutes away ◆ ◆ Rolla 15 East Main (701) 477-3175 from the Sky Dancer Casino, Belcourt ◆ 4312 Highway 281 ◆ (701) 477-6143 two miles west of Belcourt and the Mini-Casino in Belcourt.


STORAGE & RENTALS 701-477-6201

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St. John

Nestled in the oak and aspen forest of the eastern Turtle Mountains on one of only a few designated scenic highways in North Dakota, lies the City of St. John. St. John was settled by French settlers from Canada who followed trappers and traders into the area among the Chippewa and Cree tribes in the 1840s. There are several businesses on Main Street ready to serve the needs of visitors to the community. They include a hardware store, full line grocery store, gas station/garage, c a f e , b a r, drive-in restaurant and Martineau House greenhouse, to name but a few. The historicComputerized Martineau house located on Diagnostic Main Street is being used as a tourism informa24 Hour Cardtrol tion center. This Victorian cottageTires was built by Gas, Diesel, Fortunat and Cedulie Martineau, early St. John Lube/Minor Maintenance pioneers, in 1899. It isConvenience one of the oldest surviving Store structures in St. John, and was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. The Rolette County Historical Society also has a museum site on Main Street that has two large

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displ ay bu i ldings, a one room school house, a church, a hunter’s shack, the Dana Wright Cabin, a doll house, an old gas station, the St. John Immigration Building, a blacksmith’s shop, and Burlington Northern Railroad cars. Stop at the RCHS museum. Recreation areas already abound in the area. The Wakopa Game Management Area offers outdoor activities, including hunting and fishing. Lake Upsilon, Gravel Lake, Hooker Lake, Dion Lake, Jensen Lake, Carpenter Lake, and School Section Lake are all within a few minutes of St. John, and offer excellent fishing for pike, perch, walleye, trout, bluegill, crappie and sauger, with campsites available for overnight stays or picnicking. Cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are popular winter sports in the area. Shepherd’s Hill at the Cross Roads, a Christian camp and retreat center is seven miles west of town, and offers a wide variety of activities, including trail rides, wagon rides, and canoeing. The center has guest rooms, dorm rooms, private cabins and bunkhouses for groups of varying sizes. For additional information on St. John, telephone 701-477-3149, or visit the website at http://

Stop in and visit these merchants when in St. John.

GLASS PLUS AUTO BODY REPAIR 230 Foussard Ave • St. John, ND


Fax: 701-477-0611 • Auto Body Repair • Painting • Glass Installation FREE ESTIMATES Roger Hoffer - Mgr./Owner

N8’s Place

Bar - 701-477-5877 - St. John On & Off Sale • Drive-up Window Cafe - Main St., St. John - 701-477-3205 Steak Pit: Available Fri. & Sat. (Available by request Mon.-Thurs.)

Includes Salad Bar on Fri. & Sat. Noon Special: Mon. - Fri. Hrs. Mon. 6:307am Hours: Mon.- Sat., - Thurs: amtoto97pm pm Sun. 8 am to 2 pm Fri. & Sat: 7 am to 8 pm ATM Locations

Devils Lake:

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Computerized Diagnostic 24 Hour Cardtrol Gas, Diesel, Tires Lube/Minor Maintenance Convenience Store

St. John:

800-238-3298 Voice Response: 888-839-4489

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Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Sandwich


Rolla, ND • Devils Lake, ND

701-477-8109 • 701-662-3852

Subway is a registered trademark of Doctor’s Associates, Inc.

The thrill of all-terrain. This high-performance crossover sled features race-proven technology and a longer track to bridge bumps on rough trails, tackle powder and go further than you’ve ever gone before.

Stop by to learn more about the Renegade® and to experience our excellent customer service.

302 11th St.

Dealer Imprint Here E. • Goes Hwy. 5 E.,

Bottineau, ND

Boasting contributions of over $2M to North American snowmobile clubs, to date. ©2011 Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP). All rights reserved. ®, ™ and the BRP logo are trademarks of BRP or its affiliates. In the U.S.A., products are distributed by BRP US, Inc. Always ride responsibly and safely. Always observe applicable local laws and regulations. Always wear appropriate clothing, including a helmet. Don’t drink and drive. 1107441

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Cross Roads Range School Section Lake

BIA Rd 2

Jarvis Lake

Belcourt Lake

Gordon Lake

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Highway 5 • Belcourt, North Dakota

CONVENIENCE STORE • 477-5793 Highway 5 • Belcourt, North Dakota OPEN 24 HOURS -- 7 DAYS A WEEK Groceries - Snacks - Ice - Cigarettes Camera Film - Newspapers & Magazines Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water

Pizza,Subs & Chicken Burgers





Quiet & Relaxing Atmosphere

OFF SALE: 477-5801 Largest in the area with the best prices

Open Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 1 a.m. Open Sunday 12 to 6 p.m.

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Ice Fishing

There is plenty of room for ice fishermen. Ice fishing is one way to thoroughly enjoy the best fishing for rainbow trout in this part of the beauty of the Turtle Mountains’ winter. The sub- state. And for those who prefer northern or walleye dued pinkish-orange hues of a sunrise or sunset. action there’s plenty of that, too! The squeak of super cold snow. The almost imperThe Turtle Mountains that stretch for 50 miles ceptible quiver of the bobber and the fellowship across northern North Dakota have numerous of others who share a common bond of love for lakes that will provide fishermen plenty of activthe sport. ity. Strawberry Lake in Bottineau County is noted Fishing in the Turtle Mountains is truly a year- for rainbow trout that average 14 inches up to around activity. Many fishermen actually welcome 5 pounds. Lake Upsilon and Belcourt Lake are the dark clouds of winter as stocked with northern pike, below-freezing temperatures small mouth bass, walleyes, “harden” the waters of local trout and perch. Gravel Lake, lakes and ponds, signaling the a trout lake located on the Wastart of another season of ice kopa Game Management Area, fishing. Into the closet go the is one of the fine “whopper” long rods and out come their trout lakes in the state. An averpint-size cousins. age of 2 pounds and some top Local ice offers a great varithe scale at 9 pounds. The Turtle ety of winter fishing fun. Many Mountains reach into Canada of the lakes have excellent perch with Williams Lake, Max Lake fishing. Plus, many of the Turtle and Oskar Lake heavily fished Lake access is easy. Mountain lakes offer some of the in the summer.

Be an energy star When it’s time to buy a new fridge, stove, or even a new computer, look for the ENERGY STAR label. When you invest in ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances you can save energy costs while helping to save natural resources. Learn more about ENERGY STAR at or call Otter Tail Power Company’s Idea Center at 800-493-3299.

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Nordic Skiers Enjoy The Turtle Mountains CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING If the call of cross-country skiing attracts you, the Turtle Mountains is the place to go Nordic. For fans of skinny skis — whether you prefer a leisurely family outing or a challenging expedition into the hilly back country — the Turtle Mountains’ choices of scenic country make the area a mecca for cross-country skiers. An endless vista of wilderness and countless Nordic skiing opportunities are right at hand here in the Turtle Mountains. METIGOSHE STATE PARK Metigoshe State Park is a favorite for many because of the scenery, uncrowded trails and variety of terrain. Since snowmobilers aren’t allowed on the trails, skiers also find the trails quiet, making wildlife viewing common. There are several different trails offering you a variety of distances depending on your experience and physical condition. For more information on snow conditions, call Metigoshe State Park at 701-263-4651. ADAMS LAKE Located on the Canada side of the Turtle Mountains, it also has a variety of scenic trails leading into the quiet back country. Warming huts are located along the trail routes which vary in lengths. These trails are off the snowmobile routes which increase your chances of spotting wildlife along the way. For ski conditions, call Manitoba Provincial Park, 204-534-6803.


There’s no better place to cross-country ski.

ROLLA TRAIL The Rolla Golf Course is the location for a rolling, hilly 12 mile trail located on 160 acres of prime scenery. This trail has been recently developed and not necessarily groomed. But if you’re looking for something a little different, local cross country skiers keep a trail well skied. More information can be obtained by calling Jim at 701-447-5211.


202 Main Street


Monday-Saturday 7 am - 9 pm Sunday 9 am - 7 pm (Rolla location)


RUGBY 215 2nd Avenue SE


Monday-Friday 7 am - 9 pm Sat: 7 am - 8 pm Sunday: 8 am - 6 pm (Rugby location)

You can count on us for... Quality • Service • Freshness!

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A LOOP - 3 KM (1.8 MILES) B LOOP - 7 KM (4.3 MILES) C LOOP - 9KM (5.6 MILES) D LOOP - 12 KM (7.3 MILES)


Lake Metigoshe State Park


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Four Arrows Monument located in Belcourt, ND.


Native American tribal lore gives North America the name of “Turtle Island.” Close to the exact geographical center is the Turtle Mountain area. Cool, green, and inviting, dotted with sparkling lakes, it’s like an island of trees in the northern Great Plains. It is also the heart of the rich tribal and spiritual life of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. In the foothills of the beautiful Turtle Mountains is Belcourt, the only town on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation. A progressive town, it is known for continually thriving to keep pace with modern technology. Anishinaubag Intercultural Center and Camp, located just two miles north of Belcourt on Fish Lake Road, includes an authentic Indian village, a chapel, hiking trails, groomed cross-country trails and cozy rental cabins. Belcourt boasts impressive art displays throughout the town. Many sculptures and murals have been produced by talented local artists. A hub of activities in Belcourt is the Turtle Mountain Mall which features two restaurants, a grocery store, the post office, a bank, gift shop, barber shop, florist, bowling alley, lounge and a 24-hour mini-casino. For more information on Belcourt, call 701477-6140.

Home of the World Famous W’eel Turtle

“Your Home Away From Home”

Truck Stop • Motel • Restaurant Lounge - Off Sale “Guaranteed the Coldest Beer in Town”


Ice Cream

Hrs: 5:00 am to 1 am - 7 Days a Week - Restaurant: 6 am to 9 pm

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Life’s great at Super 8.™ 1007 11th Street East

701-228-2125 228-6988 (fax)

Bottineau, ND 58318


• Free Super Start Breakfast (Includes Waffle Bar & Cereal) • 31 Spacious Rooms • FREE Wireless Internet • Expansive Lobby with Fireplace • Across the street from the new Wal-Mart • Close to Turtle Mountains, Thunder Mtn. Speedway and Int’l Peace Garden, Bottineau Winter Park

Turtle Mountain Inn 701-228-2296 • 345 Hwy. 5 West, Bottineau, ND Gateway to the beautiful International Peace Garden Free Continental Breakfast

Completely - Newly Remodeled

Turtle Mountain


701-228-2296 • 345 Hwy. 5 West, Bottineau, ND

Off Sale... Bottineau’s Widest Selection

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Bottineau... A City for All Seasons! Welcome to North Dakota’s Bottineau. four seasons recreational area. Venturing outside the city, Bottineau, a progressive city you will see why the Bottinnestled at the foot of the Turtle eau area is known as the Four Mountains, is the southwestern Seasons Playground. Two nine gateway to the fabulous Turtle hole grass green golf courses Mountains. It was founded in are available to test your golfing the early 1880’s and named afskills: the Bottineau Country ter Pierre Bottineau, a frontier Club, located just three miles scout and fur trader. northeast of the city on Lake Today, Bottineau is a thrivRoad; and the Birchwood Golf ing city known for its friendly Course, at Lake Metigoshe. people. In the city of Bottineau, Lake Metigoshe, located you will find plenty of pleasant twelve miles northeast of Botsurprises. A 33 foot statue of tineau, and straddling the UnitTommy Turtle, the area’s host, ed States/Canada border, offers riding a 35 foot snowmobile fishing, boating, skiing, hiking, will greet you 502 at the city park St., Bottineau, ND biking, camping, picnicking, Thompson and campground. The 701-228-2635 Four Tommy Turtle, the world’s largest sight seeing, golfing, fine dinChaplains Monument on 4th turtle riding the world’s largest ing, lodging and more. "Your to indoor and Sinclair is dedicated four recreation If you enjoy camping and snowmobile,headquarters" has welcomed visitors Chaplains who gaveStop up their picnicking, Lake Metigoshe to Bottineau sincefor 1978. in during the 125th your life vests to others when the State Park can satisfy all your favorite refreshment. ship Dorchester was torpedoed and sunk during needs. In addition to all the other amenities availWorld War II. If you are in town in mid-June, able at the lake, the park offers electric hookups • Pool Tablesyou • Darts can attend North Dakota’s oldest county fair, the and sewer disposal facilities for campers, as • Sports Bar well as showers and group accommodations. Bottineau County Fair. Why not spend a few days experiencing the Turtle Mountain area? Comfort• On & Off SaleOn weekends, visitors can enjoy special events able accommodations and shopping are available and environmental programs at the Park’s am• Texas Hold’em Weekly for your convenience and enjoyment right here phitheater. in Bottineau. A Super Wal-Mart store opened The focal point of the Turtle Mountains is Open at the 12 east noonside onofSundays in 2008 located along Hwy. 5 on the International Peace Garden. Located just

Stadium II

Welcome to the 4 Seasons Playground!

Stadium II 502 Thompson St., Bottineau • 701-228-2635

“Your indoor recreation headquarters” Daily Drink Specials Happy Hour: 5-6:30 pm Weekdays • Pool Tables • Darts • Shuffleboard • Ping Pong • Blackjack & Pull Tabs

On & Off Sale

Welcome to the 4 Seasons Playground!

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30 miles northeast of Bottineau, this 2,300 acre botanical wonder is dedicated to peace between the United States and Canada. It is the home of the International Music Camp, Royal Canadian Legion Athletic Camp, Peace Chapel, Carillon Bell Tower, Masonic Auditorium, and Arboretum. Enjoy the scenic drive through gardens, numerous beds of flowers, the 18 ft. floral clock, concessions, souvenir shops, camping and picnic areas. Other sights just north of Bottineau in the Turtle Mountains include Mystical Horizons, Scenic Byway 43 and Bottineau Winter Park/ Annie’s House for skiing and other winter fun. Snowmobile trail heads start from Bottineau that access the Turtle Mountains. The trails run across the whole Turtle Mountain area with many miles of groomed trails. And if you’re a hunter, we have plenty of that too, from grouse hunting to goose and duck hunting and plenty of deer and other small game animals.

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Come see us during any season. Whether in the city or the county, one visit and you will know that you have discovered a City for all Seasons! For more information, phone (701) 228-3849 or 1-800-735-6932; or visit our website at www.

Scenery along the Scenic Byway.

A-Frame Bar & Grill

204 11th St.E, Bottineau, ND • 701-228-5850 TOOLS • POWER SPORTS • MARINE • AMMUNITION • CAMPING Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: Closed

Lake Metigoshe (Across from Quilt Inn and next to Twin Oaks Resort)

701-263-4466 Fall[Winter

Bar Hrs: Mon:11 am to Closing Tues-Thurs: 4:30pm-Closing • Fri: 4pm-Closing Sat:11am-Closing • Sun: 12 Noon to Closing Grill Hrs: Mon- 11am-9pm, Tues-Thurs: 4:30pm-9pm Fri- 4pm-10pm • Sat: 11am-10pm • Sun: Noon-9pm Custom Slaughter • Deer Processing Cutting • Wrapping Curing Wholesale and Retail 1401 S. Sinclair St. Bottineau • 701-228-2054 Hours: 8am -5pm Mon.-Fri. & 8am-1pm Sat.

• Appetizers • Full Dinner Menu • Take Out • Beer & Wine • Mixed Drinks • Off Sale Everyone Always Welcome!

Follow our path... Nature, Technology, & Beyond

a great place to leave footprints...





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Come to Belcourt Work, meet, sleep, peace!

BED & BREAKFAST • Cable TV • Phone with free local calls • Private bath • Home-cooked breakfast each morning • Kitchen/Dinette area • Wireless service • Total nonsmoking enviroment


Room Prices: 1 person-$50, 2 people-$55 Conference Center: Room rental-$75/day

• Two large conference rooms seating 20-50 people • Board room seating of 12 • Private office room • TV/VCR • Meeting supplies


701-477-5751 (fax)



BOTTINEAU 228-2886

Convenience Store - Auto Fry ATM - Propane Sales Self-Service Gas and Unleaded Premium Diesel 24-Hour Credit Card Access All Major Credit Cards Accepted

ROLLA 477-3660

Open Monday - Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 24-Hour Credit Card Access All Major Credit Cards Accepted

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Calendar of Events

Sept.29 – Dakota College, Evergreen – Bottineau Armory Oct. 13 – Dakota College Homecoming Game – Fall Festival, Bottineau Oct. 13 – Prairie Arts Craft Show – Bottineau Armory Nov.10 – Winter Wonderland/Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair – Bottineau Armory Nov. 21 – Bottineau Tree Lighting Ceremony – Main Street Nov. 23 – Black Friday! Shop Bottineau, take a break at the Tech Center 519 Main Street,treats! Dec.-Feb. – Smithsonian Exhibit ‘Key Ingre dients’ Bottineau Technology Center – Weekly programming Dec. 7 – Taste of Bottineau! Food Sampling, Bottineau Armory Dec. 21 & 22 – Holiday Open House & Wassail – Bottineau Technology Center Jan. 26 – Cooking Demonstration – Bottineau Senior Center Feb. 2 – Cooking Demonstration – Bottineau Senior Center Feb. 9 – Cooking Demonstration – Bottineau Senior Center Dec. 27-29 - Annual Christmas Celebration, 7 pm each evening, Metigoshe Ministries •


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Truly A Paradise With spectacular scenery, deep snow and hundreds of miles of trails, the Turtle Mountains are a paradise for snowmobilers. All the grandeur of the winter season can be viewed along countless miles of snowmobile trails within the area. Many of the wooded trails are groomed daily, adding comfort to the natural beauty of the vicinity. Witness the splendor of nature while sliding across the crispy snow. Heavy snowfalls in early winter usually ensure long seasons for the snowmobiler as well as the downhill or cross country skier. Winter usually hits the Turtle Mountains two to three weeks earlier and lasts two to three

From the prairie to the Turtle Mountains… a great place for snowmobilers.

Snowmobilers can explore the many trails.

weeks longer because of the high altitude. There are approximately 400 miles of groomed trails, mostly in the Lake Metigoshe and Provincial Park area that are groomed regularly throughout the snow season. One of the newer trails leads all the way from Bottineau to the Peace Garden and promises to be a very scenic journey. Trail heads are located at the Quilt Inn, Bottineau Winter Park, Max Lake, and north of Adams Lake on Highway 10 to Boissevain, Manitoba. If you’d like an introduction to the Turtle Mountains’ snowmobiling world, try contacting the Metigoshe Family Snowmobilers. The family oriented club offers organized trail rides for snowmobile enthusiasts. The club sponsors several trail rides throughout the winter season. Club members welcome the chance to inform visitors of snowmobile opportunities around the Turtle Mountain area. They can


*State snowmobile trails open December 1, providing there is at least 4 inches of snow on the trail. The season closes April 1. The Lake Metigoshe/Peace Garden Trail opens December 15 to avoid conflicts with the moose hunting season. BOTTINEAU

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be contacted for organized trail rides, repair information, where to go, or any other snowmobile information. Each year snowmobile racers line up for the start of another season. This year snowmobile races will be scheduled depending on the snowfall. Usually they are held sometime in January or February. Check with the Bottineau Chamber for exact times and locations. Organized snowmobile trail rides are also sponsored by the Lake Metigoshe Snowmobile Club and the Bottineau Jaycees. Check with

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these clubs for times and places.

Snowmobile Races

If you like racing, you can expect to see Factor Pros, Semi Pros, Masters and amateurs in their respective class, racing stock machines. The type of track or trail will depend on snow conditions, Each year promises to be an exciting one with many of the favorite local riders displaying their skills. A good place to check for more information and race dates is the Sky Dancer Hotel & Casino, who have been traditional sponsors and have also set up snowmobile tracks right near the casino. Races are also held at Belcourt Lake.

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Peace Garden/Rolla Winter Trail

Provincial Park Snowmobile Trails

Parking P One Way Snowmobile Trail Two Way Snowmobile Trail Koinonia

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Wakopa Game Management Area is a good place to do some trail riding.


Turtle Mountain Trail

◆4 To Peace Garden

1. Lake Upsilon - 6 miles W., 1 mile N. of St John - Campground, picnic area, rest area and fishing pier. 2. Gravel Lake - 6 miles W. of St. John, 1/2 mile N. - Campground, picnic area, rest area and fishing pier. 3. Hooker Lake - 8 miles W. of St. John - Campground, picnic area, rest area and fishing pier. 4. Dion Lake - 10 miles W. of St. John, 2 miles N., 1 mile E. - Campground, picnic area ,rest area, and fishing pier. 5. Jensen Lake - 9 miles W., 3 miles N. of St. John.

1◆ Lion � Park


Horse Riding Trails (Main Trail)

Access Roads Lake Access

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Wakopa Game Management Area

To St. John

Scenic Byway 43

• Trail rides are only allowed on the above designated areas. • Camping is allowed on the above mentioned campgrounds and restricted to no more than 10 consecutive days. • Groups of 25 people or more require a permit from NDG&F. Contact: Brian Prince, 7928 45th St. NE, Devils Lake, ND 58301 or call 701-662-3617. • A swimming beach is located at Lion Park on Lake Upsilon. Wakopa WMA is an ideal area for nature study, photography, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, berry picking and primitive camping. • Description: 6800 plus acres in the Turtle Mountains, owned and managed by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Wakopa WMA is a forest area interspersed with lakes, wetlands, and grasslands. Trembling aspen forms 80% of the forest. Other trees include birch, oak, elm, ash, poplar and box elder.

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Enjoy biking, hiking and nature trails

The most extensive Dalen (10 miles), trail system in the Turtle Pelican Lake (4 Mountains is the hiking miles), Hartley or nature trail. Efforts to Boundary Lake (5 expand the nature trail miles), Unmarked concept to distinguish Trails (20 miles), it from a simple hiking contact State Fortrail are underway; and est Service, Bottinalso with the expansion eau, ND; for more of the Northern Tier information on bicyle route, however, these trails (701both names are cur228-2278); Wakorently used interchangepa Game Manageably. ment Area (now Walking for pleasure 14.5 miles), conand other trail-related tact State Game activities are among the & Fish Dept., Bisfavorite outdoor recremarck, ND (701ation pursuits of Amer224-2180); Turtle icans. Many of our Mountain Indian Take a hike on one of the many nature trails. trails provide interpreReser vation (20 tive sessions while others offer the beauty miles), contact Bureau of Indian Affairs, and serenity that only nature can provide. Belcourt, ND. There are also extensive unmarked areas which can be hiked or backpacked. ���������������������������������� To experience hik��������������������������������� ing through a tree��������������������������� laden corridor, see a ����������������������������������� nesting meadowlark ���������������������������������� ���������������������������� or blooming wild������������������������������� flower, feel the soil �������������������������������� beneath your feet and ��������������������� warm sun on your �������������������������������� back, and smell the ������������������������ clean, fresh air of the �������������������������� Turtle Mountains is to ������������������������������������ become more aware �������������������������������� of yourself, your en�������������������������������� vironment, and your ������������������������������� ���������������������������������� heritage. ����������������������� Three of the Tur��������������������������������� tle Mountains’ most �������������������������������� popular trails are ��������������������������� Disappearing Lakes, Turtle’s Back (Canada side), see map, and the Old Oak Trail (US ��������������������������������� side) at Metigoshe State Park. ������������������������������� The Turtle Moun���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� tain tracks are: Turtle ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Mountain Trail (35 �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� miles), Strawberry Lake (4 miles), Twisted Oakes (2 miles),


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— Self Guiding Trail. A lake disappearing before your very eyes. Hard to believe? Visit a lake that is vanishing from the landscape by following the Disappearing Lakes Self-Guiding Trail. Winding its way through dense broadleaf forests, this trail is an easy one hour walk appropriate for all ages.

TURTLE’S BACK — Hiking Trail. Climb to one of the highest points of land in southwestern Manitoba by following the Turtle’s Back Hiking Trail. The trail begins at the south end of William������������������������������������� Lake ������������������������������������ and leads to a viewing tower at the hill’s�������������������������������� peak. �������������������������������� From this tower you can ��������������������������������� ������������������������������� see the International ������������������������������ Peace Garden. On-site ������������������������������������� signs discuss the��������������������������������� history of the Turtle’s������������������������������������� Back ���������������������������� ������������������������������������� and its significance to ����������������������������� the various people who ������������������������������������ have lived in this����������������������������������� area over the years. ���������������������������������

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Many forms of wildlife can be seen, especially on the nature trails.

point near the east side of the Maid O’Moonshine Campground. A booklet describing the trail is available, in which you will find descriptive information regarding the lakes, wildlflowers, different trees, plant life, animal life and a host of other information to make your hike a real outdoor adventure.

������������������������������������� ������������������ ���������������������������� ����������������������������������� ��������������������������������������� — Hiking ��������������������������������� Trail. Located at ��������������������������� Meti������������������������������� goshe State Park, this ��������������������������������������� is North Dakota’s first ��������


National Recreation Trail. Built by the Youth Conservation Corps in 1974, it was dedicated in May, 1976. The ��������������������������������� trail is approximately two miles long. It will ������������������������������� take you about oneand-one-half hours to ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ walk. If you do not care ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� to walk the entire trail at one time, you may leave it at the halfway


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Metigoshe Ministries

Along t he shores of beautiful Lake Metigoshe nestled in the aspen trees of the Turtle Mountains, Me t i g o s h e Ministries’ retreat center will make your next meeting, f a m i l y re union, weekend retreat, or individual sojourn a memory you will never forget. Personal touches like the glow of a crackling fireplace and the welcoming aroma of coffee will greet you upon arrival. Our commitment to you is to provide unparalleled Christian service and personal hospitality. Several rooms are available for overnight lodging, including our eight uniquely-designed, high-comfort sleeping rooms. Each room is designed with a specific theme from

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Northern Lights to Pioneer and Vi c t o r i a n t o Tu r t l e Mou nt ai n . Four newlyrenovated guest rooms also offer you cozy and comfortable lodgings. We will nourish you with a wide variety of delicious, homecooked meals in the dining room covered with roughhewn timbers supported by fieldstone columns and with breathtaking views of the surrounding Sing-a-long at the campfire. forest.

Adventure Anchored In Christ • 8 uniquely-designed, high-comfort rooms with private bathrooms • 4 spacious guest rooms OFFERINGS • 12 bunk rooms with beds for 28 • Several meeting and worship spaces Family & Group Retreats • Dining for up to 300 and appetizing meal service in our comfortable • 3 inviting fireplaces Christian Center • A smoke-free and alcohol-free environment • Recreational opportunities: horseshoes, hiking & biking trails, sauna, game area, volleyball, basketball, fishing, outdoor campfires and wildlife watching Lake • Canoes, paddleboats and pontoon available for exploring lake Metigoshe • Electrical hook-ups for campers Sawmill Lakeside Christian Metigoshe Ministries • Weekly Sunday worship with Metigoshe Lutheran Church Lumber

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Turtle Mountain Guide Fall/Winter 2012-13 Page 45 PlanThis annual Christmas celebration will take n i n g , place December 27, 28, and 29 starting at 7:00 teaching, pm each evening. Whatever way you like to training, relax, you can at Metigoshe Ministries. dreaming, For more information, contact our retreat studying, director at 701-263-4788. Our website is building relationships — whatever A fun-filled day at the sledding hill. your program must accomplish, our retreat facilities are designed to meet your needs. Meeting spaces, TV/DVDs, screens, projectors, easels, and other supplies are available to help accomplish your goals whether you’re a group of 12 or 112. Plan on relaxing awhile during your stay. An active day playing ice hockey. You can visit or read in the comfortable family room or spend some time outdoors cross-coun* PIZZA try skiing, sledding or snowmobiling in the win* MEXICAN ter or hik* PASTA ing, biking or boating * SANDWICHES in the sum* SALAD Highway 5 East, Bottineau mer. * ICE CREAM 701-228-2601 Please * BEER be sure to join us this * DELIVERY year for Nights of Heading for the trails. Christmas.

When touring the Turtle Mountains, stop in and visit us at...

Turtle Mountain Tribal Arts Association Gallery 9708 Hwy. 281 North, Dunseith, North Dakota • 701-244-2540 Located on the north end of Dunseith on Hwy. 281

• Paintings • Baskets • Beadwork • Jewelry • Sculptures • Canes • Walking Stick • Star Quilts • Dream Catchers • God’s Eyes • Drums • Traditional Regalia • Diamond Willow Bench • Lamps • Ceramics, and much more!

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Points of Interest

W’eel Turtle located at Dunseith, ND.

TURTLE MOUNTAIN AREA BOTTINEAU WINTER PARK: Located 8 miles north, l-l/2 miles west of Bottineau. Features downhill skiing and snowboarding and a variety of hills. Rental equipment, triple chair lift, toboggan chute, chalet and fast-food restaurant. METIGOSHE STATE PARK: Located on Lake Metigoshe ten miles from Bottineau. It has a public swimming beach and boat ramp, picnic areas, modern and primitive camping areas, weekly amphitheatre programs, guided nature trail hikes and canoe trails are available. Park area has natural beauty everywhere. Also in the general area are boat rental facilities, grocery store, cabins for rent, eating establishments, golf course and public dock for fishing. Senior Citizens (over 60) admitted free. HAHN’S BAY: Located on the west side of Lake Metigoshe. It has primitive camping, central water supply, toilets, picnic tables, and boat dock. TWISTED OAKS: Located on the west edge of the Turtle Mountains on Highway 43. It has picnic tables, water, toilets, and horse riding corrals. STRAWBERRY LAKE: Located along Highway 43 or 10 miles north and 5-3/4 miles west of Bottineau. This area has a swimming beach primitive camping, water and fishing (trout). BUTTE SAINT PAUL: Located 10 miles east and 1-1/2 miles northeast of Bottineau. It is one of the highest points in the Turtle Mountains with a cairn on top of the butte. Steps are provided to climb the butte. On top you can get a grand view of the entire area. Picnic tables are available. CLARK-SALYER GAME REFUGE: Located 12 miles west and 15 miles south of Bottineau on Highway 14. It has a scenic drive, canoeing on Mouse River is permitted. A great variety of wildlife can be seen on this refuge. INTERNATIONAL PEACE GARDEN: Located 18 miles east and 13 miles north of Bottineau on the U.S. Canadian border. Home of International Music Camp. Scenic drive through the gardens, numerous beds of flowers, Peace Chapel, Peace Tower, Masonic Auditorium plus camping and picnic areas.

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FOOD MART • ICE Carwash • Oil Change

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LAKESIDE CHRISTIAN CENTER: Located at Lake Metigoshe 10 miles north and 1-3/4 miles east of Bottineau. Beautifully decorated at Christmas time with thousands of lights. CLUB DE SKINAUTIQUE: Amateur water ski show held first weekend in July and first weekend in August. Show performed by dedicated skiers comparable to any show in U.S.A. WAKOPA GAME MANAGEMENT AREA Located just minutes east of St. John . Wakopa WMA is an area ideal for nature study, photography, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, berry picking, and primitive camping. The diverse flora and fauna of Wakop WMA may be observed from canoe trails, signed nature trails (14.5 miles), or an auto tour route. Camping and picnic areas with toilet facilities are available at Hooker, Dion, Gravel, and Upsilon lakes. HIKING TRAILS: Start across from where you enter Strawberr y L ake. Trails are marked and used by snowmobiles in winter and for hiking in summer. PELICAN Newest Scenic Byway sculpture LAKE/SANDY LAKE: Located 10 miles north and 5-3/4 miles east of Bottineau on Highway 43. Offers boat docks, tables, toilets, water and fishing (small perch and bullheads plus some trout). Primitive camping. SCENIC BYWAY: Begin at St. John, North Dakota, and proceed east on County Highway 43 to State Highway 281. Then proceed west on State Highway 43 and continue until the scenic route terminates at State Highway 14. This is an all-paved surface. Total mileage is 44 miles. MYSTICAL HORIZONS: This newer version of Stonehenge, dedicated in October 2005, sits at the western edge of Scenic Byway N.D. Highway 43.

BOTTINEAU TOMMY TURTLE: Located on east edge of the City Park. The park has facilities for picnics and a recreational area for children. FOUR CHAPLAINS MONUMENT: On corner of 4th Street and Sinclair Street. Dedicated to four chaplains who lost their lives during World War II. They gave up their life jackets to others when the ship, Dorchester, sank. DAKOTA COLLEGE AT BOTTINEAU (an affilliate of MSU): Two year community college offer-

NEW s Glahsing c t E

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ing carrer, techical, and general education programs. BOTTINEAUCITYPARK: Home of Tommy Turtle. Has facilities for picnicking, camping, tennis and ball diamonds, plus Visitor’s Center. BOTTINEAU COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Located on north end of Main Street across from County Fairgrounds. New building with Pierre Bottineau excellent displays.

CITY OF BELCOURT SKY DANCER HOTEL AND CASINO: Hwy. 281 & Hwy. 5, Belcourt. The casino features 400-plus reel slots, including penny, nickel, quarter, $1 and $5 machines. Also available: blackjack, bingo (except Thursdays), craps, video poker, live poker (Let It Ride, ‘Phil ‘em Up. Texas Hold ‘em) video keno, simulcast wagering (greyhounds and horses). RV parking, daily buffet open 24 hours. Promotions on going1877-475-9376. A1so Mini Casino, next to Turtle Mt. Mall. S T. PAU L’ S INDIAN MINISTRIES: Natural setting with authentic Indian architecture, Indian villages, summer camp, swimming, located north of Belcourt. FOUR ARROWS MONUMENT: Built for Belcourt’s Centennial, the design itself is filled with symbolism in an effort to blend the cultures from which

CITY OF ROLLA BUFFALO PARK: A small herd of buffalo maintained for public enjoyment, north of Rolla on Hwy 30. DALE & MARTHA HAWK MUSEUM: Life-long collection of restored antiques. So. of Rolla on Hwy 30. JEWEL BEARING PLANT: The only facility of its kind in the United States, located in Rolla. Tours by appointment.

CITY OF RUGBY GEOGRAPHICAL CENTER OF NORTH AMERICA: The geographical center is marked with a stone and concrete cairn located at the junction of Hwys. 2 and 3. Across the road to the north is the tourist information booth. PRAIRIE VILLAGE/MUSEUM: This museum gives you the opportunity to view antique autos and collectibles in a village-style setting. Located a block east of Jct. Hwys. 2 and 3.

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VICTORIAN DRESS MUSEUM: Reproductions of women’s garments representing the years 1860 through 1907. Located at 312 2nd Ave. SW. Open 9 am-5 pm, Mon-Sat, June-Sept. NORTHERN LIGHTS TOWER: An 88 1/2football illuminated steel structure, coated with multi-colored shades of metallic paint. A simulation of the Northern Plains’ most stunning natural phenomenon, the Aurora Borealis on Hwy. 2 E. NIEWOEHNER BELL TOWER: The 30-foot tower holds 15 bells ranging in size from 40 inches to 16 inches in diameter. Located at 215 2nd Ave. SW. GREAT NORTHERN DEPOT: On the National Registry of Historic Places, this impeccably preserved building, built in 1907. PIERCE COUNTY COURTHOUSE: Located in Rugby, the courthouse is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. ANNUAL VILLAGE FAIR: Each year in August, a special pioneer demonstration is held with entertainment at the Prairie Village Museum.

CITY OF ST. JOHN SHEPHERD’S HILL AT THE CROSS ROADS: Scenic log church in wilderness setting. Family camping available. Located west of St. John. COGHLAN CASTLE: Located north of Rolla on Highway 30. Southeast of St. John. ST. JOHN COUNTY HISTORICAL SITE: Pioneer log cabin, display building, box car, caboose, located in St. John, north of Rolla. MARTINEAU HOUSE: This Victorian cottage was built by Fortunat and Cedulie Martineau, early St. John pioneers, in 1899. It is one of the oldest surviving structures in St. John, and was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. SAINT CLAUDE HISTORICAL SITE: 1/2 mile west, 1 1/4 miles north. Site contains the archaeological remains of an 1882 mission and its cemetery founded by Father John Malo, who came to the area from Quebec, Canada, to open a church for the Metis people. LIONS PARK: A sculpture south of St. John Lake Upsilon. denotes Scenic Byway .

CITY OF DUNSEITH W’EEL TURTLE: Located at the junction of ft; Hwy. 3, 5 & 281 on the southern entrance to Dunseith a giant turtle welcomes visitors. was built from discarded car wheels. McKAY’S PIONEER LOG CABIN MUSEUM: Built in the early 1900’s and moved to McKay’s farm south of Hwy. 5. It features authentic renovation and furnishings along with the owners private antique collection.

CITY OF BOISSEVAIN 701-776-5211 • Rugby, ND • 800-537-7423

“Drive a little... Save a Lot”

TOMMY TURTLE: A 25-foot statue of Tommy Turtle is located at the southern entrance to the city. Tourist Information Booth. BECKONING HILLS MUSEUM: Displays of many interesting artifacts and other articles depicting local and regional history. BILL MONCUR DISPLAY: A collection of Indian artifacts located in the Boissevain Civic Center.

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Mystical Horizons

Scenic Byway 43 Birding

International Peace Garden

Turtle Mountain Tourism Association Growing tourism in the Turtle Mountain region of North Dakota & Manitoba 701-228-3849 1-800-735-6932 E-mail:

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Events, travel, maps, places to see and things to do in the Turtle Mountains and on Lake Metigoshe in North Dakota.