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Your guide to travel in the beautiful turtle mountains



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Special pull out section featuring North Dakota’s Four Seasons Playground!

• Your Guide to Fun in the Turtle Mountains


• Full Color Area Maps & Points of Interest Along the Way • Community Events & Attractions • Turtle Mountain Scenic Byway, International Peace Garden & Rugby–the Geographical Center of North America

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welcome to the Turtle Mountain region There’s much to explore in the breathtaking Turtle Mountains! From the International Peace Garden and Lake Metigoshe to the Geographical Center of North America and scenic views for miles, this region is truly one of North Dakota’s must-see areas. Let us be your guide!

HIGHLIGHTS | pages 4-5 & 30 Points of interest and events scheduled across the region

WEST TOUR: | pages 6-16 Includes Dunseith, Rugby–the Geographical Center of North America, the Village Prairie Museum and other places to see west of U.S. Hwy. 281


EAST TOUR: ROLLA TO ST. JOHN |pages 17-28 Includes the International Peace Garden, Rolla’s Ragtop Festival, Coghlan Castle, Wakopa Wildlife Management Area and more Publisher/Editor: Amy Wobbema Advertising Sales: Amy Wobbema Jennifer Willis Layout/Design: Ashley Schuster Cover Photo Credit: Ashley Schuster

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Points of Interest City of dunseith W’EEL TURTLE

At the junction of Hwy. 3, 5 & 281 on the southern entrance to Dunseith, a giant turtle built from discarded car wheels welcomes visitors.

City of belcourt

Wednesday to Sunday. Buffet open daily. RV Parking available. For more information, call 1-877-BIG-WINS or go online to www. skydancercasino.com.


The geographical center is marked with a stone and concrete cairn located at the ST. PAUL’S INDIAN MINISTRIES Natural setting with authentic Indian junction of Hwys. 2 and 3. Across the road architecture, Indian villages, summer camp to the north is the tourist information booth. and swimming. Located north of Belcourt. PRAIRIE VILLAGE/MUSEUM This museum gives you the opportunity FOUR ARROWS MONUMENT Built for Belcourt’s Centennial, the design itself to view antique autos and collectibles in a is filled with symbolism in an effort to blend village-style setting. Located a block east of Jct. Hwys. 2 and 3. the cultures from which most of us came.


Hwy. 281 & Hwy. 5, Belcourt. Open 24/7. Features over 700 slot machines. Try your luck at blackjack, bingo, video poker, video keno or simulcast wagering. The Poker Room is open five nights a week, with Texas Hold ‘Em tournaments on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday; and a variety of live games each Friday. Dine at Fire’s Edge Steakhouse from 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. Page 4

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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.


An 88 1/2 foot tall illuminated steel structure built to simulate the Northern Plains’ most stunning natural phenomenon, the Aurora Borealis. Located on Hwy. 2 East. Spring/Summer 2019

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The 30-foot tower holds 15 bells ranging in This Victorian cottage was built by Fortunat size from 40 inches to 16 inches in diameter. and Cedulie Martineau, early St. John Located at 215 2nd Ave. SW. pioneers, in 1899. It is one of the oldest surviving structures in St. John, and is listed GREAT NORTHERN DEPOT On the National Register of Historic Places, this on the National Register of Historic Places. impeccably preserved building was built in 1907. SAINT CLAUDE HISTORICAL SITE Located 1/2 mile west, and 1 1/4 miles north PIERCE COUNTY COURTHOUSE: Located in Rugby, the courthouse is listed on of St. John. Site contains the archaeological remains of an 1882 mission and its cemetery the National Register of Historic Places. founded by Father John Malo, who came to the area from Quebec, Canada, to open a City of st. john church for the Metis people.

LIVE BUFFALO HERD SHEPHERD’S HILL AT THE CROSS View the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa’s ROADS herd of buffalo west of St. John. Scenic log church in wilderness setting. Family camping available. Located west of St. John.


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Located north of Rolla on Highway 30, DALE & MARTHA HAWK MUSEUM southeast of St. John. Lifelong collection of restored antiques south Rolette COUNTY HISTORICAL SITE of Rolla on Hwy 30. Pioneer log cabin, display building, box car, JEWEL BEARING PLANT and caboose located in St. John. The only facility of its kind in the United States, located in Rolla. Tours by appointment.

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West Tour

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City of Dunseith  Dunseith is located at the junction of Hwy. 281 and Hwy. 5, 41 miles north of Rugby. The town hosts fun activities in summer.  The summer kicks off with Borderline Barrel Racing Association events. For more info go to www.borderlinebarrelracing.com.  The Dunseith Rodeo Club hosts a twoday event annually, the Roughrider Rodeo scheduled for June 21 at 6pm & June 22 at 2 pm, which should be another good time.

 In August, the community hosts Dunseith Days, a week of activities. Beginning with city-wide rummage sales August 1 & 2. Other events during the week include the kiddie parade and city parade on Saturday, August 3, and community picnic sponsored by Starion Financial on August 8 with a Lip Sync Battle and movie in the park to follow. North Central Electric Cooperative will host a dinner on Aug. 9, and more fun activities on


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August 10 at the rodeo grounds and at Lake Schutte. For more info and events, find the “Dunseith Days” Facebook page. The community hosts the Chief Little Shell Memorial Pow Wow August 16-18. Tribes from all over the United States and Canada

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will participate.  The Dunseith Log House and Tourist Information Center is your headquarters for details about activities and events throughout the season and has gifts from the local area.

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City of Rugby  Welcome from the Geographical Center of North America! Located at the junction of U.S. Hwy. 2 and N.D. Hwy. 3, Rugby is also the most direct route to the International Peace Garden and the beautiful Turtle Mountains.  When you visit Rugby, you’ll find a number of interesting things to see and do. The Northern Lights Tower is its newest addition. The tower is on the south side of U.S. Hwy. 2, in front of the Prairie Village Museum. Made of 10 tinted steel beams almost 90 feet tall, coated with multicolored shades of metallic paint and featuring a lighting system at night, the tower is dedicated to one of the Northern Plains’ most stunning natural phenomena, the spectacular Aurora Borealis. The Interpretive Center is a gazebo housing an interactive kiosk that allows you to view video footage of the northern lights and an informative clip that explains what causes the aurora borealis. You will also find pictures of the northern lights on display by native North Dakotan Jay Brausch. Many brochures for Rugby and the surrounding area are available to pick up at the Northern

Lights Tower Interpretive Center. The center is open May 1 through Sept. 30.  Visitors can commemorate their stop in Rugby by having their picture taken near the monument that officially proclaims Rugby the continent’s geographic center.  Your trip through Rugby won’t be complete without playing the beautiful golf course. If golf isn’t your game, you can shop, dine, worship, relax in one of the motels or campgrounds or visit one of the parks. Go to a movie, bowl, swim, picnic or take a leisurely stroll around the designated walking path. Check our stock car racing schedule.  Other stops to delight even the seasoned traveler include our unique museums and gift shops, including the Prairie Village Museum, the historic Pierce County Courthouse and the authentically restored Amtrak Train Depot.  So relax and stay a while. If you have any questions, stop by our tourist information booth at the intersection of Hwys. 2 and 3 or call the Rugby Convention and Visitors Bureau at 701-776-5846.

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Victorian Dress Museum

Niewoehner Bell Tower

 Another must see while in Rugby is the Victorian Dress Museum and Boutique, featuring reproductions of women’s garments representing the years 1860 through 1907. The garments are representative of North Dakota working women, school teachers on the prairie, and affluent woman of fashion. There are winter clothes, summer dresses, evening gowns, a bathing suit and sports clothing. A good cross-section of all types of tastes and classes of women is shown. The garments are historically correct, based on research in old family albums, books from libraries and other sources that depict fashions of bygone eras.

 Dale G. Niewoehner, Niewoehner Funeral Home in Rugby, has changed the skyline of Rugby with the construction of a 30 foot bell tower containing 15 bells at his funeral home. The largest bells, of which there are two, are 40 inches in diameter and weigh about 1,300 pounds each. There are also a 36 inch bell, two 34 inch bells, a 30 inch bell, a 26 inch bell and a 24 inch bell. The balance of the bells are in the 15-22 inch range. There are about 4 tons of bells in the steel tower. The bells have been purchased from auction sales, private parties, antique shops and churches. At this time, the bells are rung with a simple cable on each bell.

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Destination Downtown: Rugby

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Welcome to Downtown Rugby  There’s much more to see and do in Rugby than what’s on the highway.  Next time you “meet in the center,” make sure to take time to explore the unique downtown. The merchants pride themselves on offering an eclectic mix of clothing, jewelry, home furniture and décor, and much more!  Browse the shops and boutiques, get pampered at the salon and spa, and then relax over a cup of coffee or have lunch at Rockin’ Relics.  As you wander down Main Avenue, the businesses on this page invite you in to see what they have to offer.  What are you waiting for? Plan your next family outing or girls’ day in beautiful downtown Rugby today!

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Prairie Village Museum

Tour Prairie Village Museum  Prairie Village Museum at the Geographical Center of North America features 23 historic buildings and six exhibition halls arranged around a quaint village square. The grounds are filled with history of days gone by. There are over 35,000 square feet of heritage housed there. The admission fee is minimal, but you will need a whole afternoon to see it all.  Step back in time by entering the complex through the main building that has many different displays, some of which include a wildlife display, a R osemeade collection, antique gun collection and many old items

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that helped the pioneers make their home on the frontier.  Then enter the village, consisting of 23 buildings, including a land office, 1907 Great Northern Depot, caboose, cook car, blacksmith shop, general store, livery barn, an 1885 log cabin, and of course, a saloon.  In two-story Silva Consolidated School, you’ll find a replica of Silva native Clifford Thompson, one of the world’s tallest men. The museum’s expansive collection includes everything from Native American Pow Wow dresses and antique cars and farm machinery, to a real iron lung.  Visitors are consistently impressed by the depth and breadth of the collections. Plus the museum is within walking distance of the historical marker at the Geographical Center of North America. School groups and bus tours are welcome throughout the season.  The museum and village are open May 1-Sept 30. Group rates are available. Please allow two hours for tours. For more information, call 701-776-6414.

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Village Fair offers old time flair  Enjoy the 31st Annual Village Fair August 11-12 at Prairie Village Museum in Rugby. There will be special musical entertainment provided, plus the annual Pioneer Demonstrations at the Prairie Village and Museum. Listen to old-time music in different areas of the village.  Fair-goers will find cooks baking in the cook car, butter churners in the creamery, a blacksmith hammering in the blacksmith

shop, fancy gals performing in the saloon, clerks merchandising in the General Store, artists exhibiting in Silva School, and the sheriff locking folks up in York Jail. Kids’ activities include old-fashioned games, impromptu classes in one-room Juniata School, and face painting. Music, food and family fun make this fair one of the best of the summer.

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Pierce County Fair  The Pierce County Fair of Rugby, N.D., will open for the 2019 year with both traditional favorites and fresh new activities. The Fair runs Thursday, June 27 - Sunday, June 30 at the Pierce County Fairgrounds in Rugby.  People of all ages can enjoy the events the Pierce County Fair has to offer, and the best part is that most of it is FREE!  Free events held during the fair include the Magic of Keith Raymond, Daryl’s Racing Pigs, caricature artist, horse and wagon rides, Rocky Top Petting Zoo, John Deere Pedal Tractor Pull, Kids play area, Nickel Scramble and more.  The Mighty Thomas Carnival is back to provide a fun-filled midway with games and thrilling rides. You’ll also be able to find all your fair food favorites throughout the fairgrounds.  The 4-H and open class exhibits should be

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bigger and better than ever. Come out and see what great talent Pierce County has to share.  Headlining the fair will be Arch Allies. From the first note to the last encore, the energy and intensity of Arch Allies will have your undivided attention. Other scheduled main events include the Ranch Rodeo, Demolition Derby and Truck & Tractor Pull. On Sunday morning take in the non-denominational worship service.  Come out and enjoy what the Pierce County Fair has to offer and make some great memories to treasure for years to come.  For more information go to www. piercecountyfairrugby.com. Like the fair at https://www.facebook.com/Pierce-CountyFair- 120820177944472/ for fair trivia, prizes and updates.

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J Clark Salyer NWR

 J. Clark Salyer NWR offers a variety of opportunities for wildlife observation, hiking, canoeing, photography, hunting and fishing. The Refuge office is located 2 miles north of Upham, N.D., off Highway 14.  Birders in particular will marvel at the myriad species of birds. North Dakota is home to several varieties of sparrows that are hard to find elsewhere. The small birds are one of the species sought after by bird watchers traveling hundreds of miles in the hopes of adding a few names to their lifetime lists. One of the birding tours of the J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge will do just that. A lot of people are experts at identifying birds and will get that opportunity here.  You can get a great look at the ruffed grouse drumming on a log in the Turtle Mountains, or catch a glimpse at a pileated woodpecker with three young in a hole in a dead tree.  One of the tours will take you down the back roads en route to J. Clark Salyer where the mixture of birds includes prairie, woodland, and wetland species. Touring birders usually come well equipped, most toting top-end spotting scopes and solid tripods.  Birders particularly enjoy their first trip to North Dakota, which for most of them is an eye-opener. Some are surprised how beautiful the state is, while others are impressed with such a wide variety of birds as the tour bus snakes its way through the auto tour route.  At J. Clark Salyer visitors are treated to rapidly changing terrain and habitat. Kingfishers flit along the wooded banks of the Souris River. Black-crowned night herons take flight from flooded meadows and perch in tall trees nearby. The marshes yield an abundance of birds from blue-winged teal to white-faced ibis.  For scenic views of a marsh, visit the accessible wildlife viewing platform and observation tower near the Refuge headquarters. In the spring, an observation blind for viewing sharptailed grouse breeding displays in the sandhills is available by reservation.  Hunting and fishing are also permitted in areas of the refuge. Refuge hours are 5:00 am to 10:00 pm daily. The refuge office is open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday-Friday (except federal holidays). For more information, call 701-768-2548 or go online to https://www.fws. gov/refuge/J_Clark_Salyer/.

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City of Westhope

 Westhope, located along Highway 83, like many towns in Bottineau County, was founded as a Great Northern Railway station in 1903 and later was incorporated as a city in 1906. Westhope is also a port of entry to Canada, which is only six miles away.  This area is a major flyway for ducks and geese as well as upland game. As a result, hunters from all over the country come back year after year for the hunting enjoyment and camaraderie that they have developed with the Westhope community. The Westhope area makes hunters feel very welcome. Outdoorsman Tony Dean himself endorsed the hunting!

 Westhope takes great pride in the quality of life in the area and the fact that this is a great place to raise children. The 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 with picnic facilities, two tennis courts, swimming pool, large softball complex and a lighted football field. Camping facilities are provided at the trailer court with water, sewer, electrical hookups and dump station. Westhope also has an airport with a paved and lighted runway and an excellent school system.

WESTHOPE COUNTRY CLUB  The Westhope Country Club is located in the beauty and splendor of the Souris River Valley, giving golfers a view of majestic scenery.  Golfers all over North Dakota and southern Manitoba talk about the uniqueness of the course that was completely rebuilt in 1991 with very challenging grass greens. One of the nicest things about the course is that there is no waiting for tee times, making it a great course at a great value.




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Gunslinger Grill 301 Main Street • Willow City

701-366-4411 Great Food & Full Bar

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Bottineau Area Chamber of Commerce 519 Main Street Bottineau, ND 58318

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Welcome  Bottineau is home to Tommy Turtle, a 32foot tall, must-see statue of the world’s largest turtle riding the world’s largest snowmobile that was built in 1978. Not only is he a local mascot, but also marks the Gateway to the Turtle Mountains. For generations tourists have seen him from Hwy 5 and turned north to the park which bears his name. We hope you take time to also experience our historic downtown, full of unique shopping, sightseeing and dining.  Bottineau is also known as North Dakota’s Four Seasons Playground for its long list of Discover Bottineau Pages 4-7

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From Tommy Turtle to the Bottineau Country Club, there’s much to see and do in Bottineau, North Dakota’s Four Seasons Playground! Explore the city at the heart of the Turtle Mountain area.

activities that provide family-fun throughout the year. Summertime means lots of sunshine at Lake Metigoshe. You can soak it up as you hike or bike along beautiful trails in Lake Metigoshe State Park. Enjoy camping, canoeing, fishing, golf, pickle ball and more. We know you’ll find your fun here in the Turtle Mountains!  Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure, a safe and friendly neighborhood to raise your children, or a beautiful spot to start a business or retire, Bottineau & Lake Metigoshe offers it all.

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Lake Metigoshe is one of the most popular yearround vacation spots in North Dakota. From Lake Metigoshe State Park to Metigoshe Ministries, there’s much to see and do at Lake Metigoshe!

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No matter the time of year, the Bottineau & Lake Metigoshe area is always bustling with outdoor activities! From hiking & kayaking to skiing & snowmobiling, the fun never stops!

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Dining Pride Dairy

517 Thompson Street 701-228-2216

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denny’s Pizza Inn 307 11th Street East 701-228-2601

China Inn

1003 11th Street East 701-228-2280

the cove lounge 345 11th Street West 701-228-2223


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Family Bakery & Restaurant 412 Main Street 701-228-2179

Dog House Saloon 507 Main Street 701-228-3092

Norway House 815 11th Street East 701-228-3737


204 11th Street West 701-228-5255

Dairy Queen

217 11th Street West 701-228-2822

Herbel’s Dario 305 Main Street 701-228-2933

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City of Bottineau mixing syrups and butter, it can be done at The Bottineau County Fair Board has set the Pride Dairy! dates of June 13-16 for the 130th Bottineau Botno theater County Fair, the oldest county fair in the state Located on Main Street at Fifth Street, this of North Dakota. small town theatre is still going strong. Small The fair always hosts great talent, a fun Art Deco style lobby and auditorium that midway and a variety of events for the seats 312.

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entire family. For a complete list of events and attractions, check the Facebook page, Bottineau County Fair, or visit www. bottineaucountyfair.com.

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forestry park

Forestry Park is Bottineau’s newest park, originally the home of the State Tree Nursery. This park sits on 45 acres on the west edge of Bottineau. Here you will find picnic shelters, playground, soccer field, hiking trails, 9-hole disc golf course and plenty of summer shade for everyone. The park is located 2 blocks north of Hwy. 5 on Forestry Drive.

Pride Dairy was established in the 1930s as a place for farmers to bring their extra cream and has continued to grow, keeping the traditional flavor of its products. Eighty years later they still manufacture butter, ice cream, FOUR CHAPLAINS MONUMENT syrups, toppings, honey and cheese. At the corner of 4th Street and Sinclair Walk in the store and you can literally mix and Street. Dedicated to four chaplains who lost match any Pride Dairy products to make gift their lives during World War II. They gave boxes that are the perfect gift for holidays, up their life jackets to others when the ship, events, and to take home to enjoy. Their Dorchester, sank. signature “cow” gift boxes come in various TOMMY TURTLE PARK & sizes. From mixing caramels and cheeses to WELCOME CENTER Home of the famous “Tommy Turtle”, the park has a 16 unit full hook-up RV Park with restroom & bathhouse facilities, picnic shelters, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, three baseball diamonds, basketball court and two playground areas. Located at 1001 10th St. East. Info online at bottineauparks.com

105 11th St. East • Bottineau Phone: 701-228-2204 statebankofbottineau.com

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Located on north end of Main Street across from County Fairgrounds. New building with one-of-a-kind things not to be seen elsewhere. Free admission.

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Pierre Bottineau

Bottineau County was named in honor of Pierre Bottineau in 1873, in recognition of his service as a guide to numerous expeditions in Dakota Territory. A statue of him was erected in 1998 on the lawn of the county courthouse.

Veterans Memorial Site

The memorial, which was primarily designed and constructed by the city’s local veterans, is in the shape of an octagon, which symbolizes

the nation’s Pentagon. Within the center of the memorial, there are two statues who guard the Battle Cross of the Fallen Soldier. On the outer edges of the walls are insignias that represent the different military branches. The memorial is a site that grants individuals the opportunity to visit a sacred place in the cemetery, which also symbolizes the bravery and sacrifices of so many soldiers who were called to duty during a time of war. It is a place to remember.



Spring, summer, fall, winter – any season is a good time to explore the variety of experiences the Bottineau area has to offer!

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Lake directory Places to eat Birchwood Steak house & Lounge

A Frame Bar & Grill

KC’s Dockside Bar & Grill

Sawmill Corner Stop

Metigoshe Drive Inn


21 Birchwood Heights Rd S 701-263-4283 Photo Credit: A. Schuster

1554 107th Street NE 701-263-4764

8 Eastshore Park Rd 701-263-4270

10721 Lake Loop Rd E 701-263-4466

10599 Lake Rd 701-263-1477

Lower level of Sawmill Corner Stop 701-263-4109

Places to stay Quilt Inn & Suites Photo Credit: A. Schuster

10722 Lake Loop Rd E 701-263-6500

Metigoshe Ministries retreat center 165 Lake Loop Rd E 701-263-4788

LAKE Metigoshe State Park (CABINS) 14 miles NE of Bottineau 701-263-4651

birchwood rv park 1 Birchwood Heights Rd N 701-263-3745 Photo Credit: Sarah Smith Warren

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Hahn’s Bay

West side of Lake Metigoshe

Dalen Campsite

14 miles NW of Bottineau

Strawberry Lake recreation area

14 miles NW of Bottineau

Twisted oaks

14 miles NW of Bottineau

pelican Lake & Sandy lake

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Lake Metigoshe Metigoshe Ministries  Metigoshe Ministries is a year-round camping, retreating, and resource ministry. With one mission, children, families, and older adults can discover “Adventure Anchored in Christ” right here in the Turtle Mountains.  Camp Metigoshe on Pelican Lake has 19 cabins, a lodge overlooking the lake, waterfront with canoes, kayaks, banana boats, sailboats, a pontoon, and full lifeguard staff.  The site on Lake Metigoshe has both the A-frame Lakeside Chapel and the Lakeside Christian Center. Along with bunk rooms, the Christian Center has fourteen unique sleeping

rooms with either private or semi-private baths.  Special weekly offerings open to the public include worship held Sundays at 9:30am at the Christian Center.  You can visit or read in the comfortable family room or spend some time outdoors crosscountry skiing, sledding or snowmobiling in the winter or hiking, fishing, or wildlife watching in the fall. Please be sure to join us this year for Nights of Christmas, our annual Christmas celebration. Whatever way you like to relax, you can at Metigoshe Ministries.

Adventure Anchored in Christ private bathrooms Anchored In Christ  8 uniquely-designed, high-comfort rooms with Adventure

 6 spacious guest rooms OFFERINGS  10 bunk rooms with beds for 20 Family & Group Retreats in our Comfortable Center Family Christian & Group Retreats  Several meeting and worship spaces in our comfortable  Dining for up to 120 and appetizing meal service • 8 uniquely-designed, high comfort • Canoes, paddleboats & pontoon Christian Center  3 inviting fireplaces rooms with private bathrooms available for exploring lake  A smoke-free and alcohol-free environment  Recreational opportunities: hiking & biking trails, sauna, game • Electrical hook-ups for campers • 6 spacious guest rooms area, volleyball, basketball, fishing, outdoor campfire and wildlife • Weekly Sunday worship with • 8 bunk rooms with beds for 20 watching Lutheran Church  Canoes, paddleboats and pontoon for exploring theMetigoshe lake • Several meeting andavailable worship  Electrical hook-ups for campers spaces Lakeside Christian  Weekly Sunday worship with Metigoshe Lutheran Church Center • Dining for up to 120 and appetizing

meal service FOR RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION: • 3 inviting fireplaces METIGOSHE MINISTRIES • A smoke-free andLoop alcohol-free 10605 Lake Rd E environment Bottineau, ND 58318-8055 701-263-4788 * www.MetigosheMinistries.com • Recreational Opportunities

Sawmill Lumber Hwy 43

Sawmill Corner Stop

Camp Metigoshe Summer Site


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Lake Metigoshe State Park  Nestled in the scenic Turtle Mountains on the shores of Lake Metigoshe, Lake Metigoshe State Park is one of the most popular yearround vacation spots in North Dakota. The rolling hills support heavy forests of oak as well as birch, elm, aspen and ash.  Visitors can find unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation in this 1,551 acre park, with camping, swimming, fishing and hiking during the summer months, and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter. The snowmobile trails within the park connect with over 250 miles of groomed trails throughout the Turtle Mountains.  The unique beauty of Lake Metigoshe will draw nature and photo enthusiasts to the area to capture these sights. The Old Oak Trail, North Dakota’s first National Recreational Trail, is found within the park boundaries as well.  The park offers a boat ramp, modern and primitive campgrounds, sewer dump station, fitness trail, picnicking, swimming beach with bathhouse, mountain biking trails, playground, Lake Metigoshe Outdoor Learning Center, amphitheatre, group dormitory facilities, and dog park.  Located on Lake Metigoshe 15 miles from Bottineau. Year-round modern cabins and a yurt can be rented by the night or week. For cross-country skiers, the park has 12 miles of groomed and double-tracked ski trails, and equipment for rent. Ice fishing is popular during the winter months as well.

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 Club de Skinautique performs four to five full ski shows each season. Their traditional July 3rd show provides a reason for many families to gather at Lake Metigoshe to see the show and then enjoy the fireworks display at dusk. They also put on a second show in August, which is the skiers’ favorite show because they get a chance to present the acts they’ve been working on all summer.  The club enjoys traveling and performs two to three shows a year from Canada to South Dakota. In addition, the Skinautiques accepts requests to put on skiing demonstrations and mini shows for special functions at Lake Metigoshe. Check the website for updates: www. clubdeskinautique.com.

Lake Metigoshe • 701-263-4466 (Across from Quilt Inn)

The Club de Skinautique  Lake Metigoshe is home to North Dakota’s only water ski club. The Skinautiques, French for nautical skiers and pronounced Skee-now-teeks, became a water ski club in 1959 and incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 1961. However, the club put on its first show in July of 1958 and since that time has performed ski shows every summer.

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1. J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge 2. Mystical Horizons 3. Bottineau Winter Park Ski Area 4. Thunder Mountain Speedway 5. Tommy Turtle 6. Lake Metigoshe State Park 7. Metigoshe Ministries 8. Butte St. Paul Historical Site 9. Pow Wow Grounds 10. Sky Dancer Hotel & Casino 11. Dale & Martha Hawk Museum 12. Scenic Byway Statue 13. Coghlan’s Castle 14. Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads 15. Wakopa Game Management Area 16. William Lake Provincial Park 17. North America Game Warden Museum 18. Turtle Mountain Provincial Park


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Area points of interest on the World Trade Center, is a dream brought to life. Located at the Bottineau The 9-hole course is located 3 miles northeast Winter Park, Annie’s House provides an array of Bottineau in the hills above the city on the of recreational life-changing opportunities to Lake Road. It features 2,835 yards of golf veterans with disabilities all year. A must see! from the longest tees for a par of 36. The MYSTICAL HORIZONS course rating is 32.3 and it has a slope rating This 21st Century Stonehenge, dedicated in of 91. Great views, fun holes, and remember, October 2005, sits at the western edge of every putt breaks towards the grain bins. Scenic Byway N.D. Highway 43. Open to the public.

Bottineau Country Club Golf Course

Thunder Mountain Speedway

Located 5 miles north of Bottineau, the Thunder Mountain Speedway offers race fans great action in these classes: Bombers, Enduro, IMCA Sportmod and Hobby Stocks. Kids go-kart races are also fun! An extremely fast surface and high-banking make the quarter-mile track at the Thunder Mountain Speedway a favorite for drivers and fans. For more info, call 701-263-4801 or visit thundermountainspeedway.org.


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, tubing park, chalet and fast food restaurant.



Located on Lake Metigoshe 10 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 rental. Park area has natural beauty everywhere.


Located on the west side of Lake Metigoshe. It has primitive campground, water, toilets, boat ramp with dock, fishing pier, picnic shelter, bicycle trail and nature trail.


Located on the west side edge of the Turtle Mountains on Highway 43. It has picnic tables, water, toilets and horse riding corrals.


Located along Highway 43 or 10 miles north Named after Ann Nicole Nelson, the only and 5-3/4 miles west of Bottineau. This area North Dakotan to perish in the 9/11 attack

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offers a swimming beach, primitive camping, J. CLARK-SALYER GAME REFUGE water, fishing, hiking and mountain biking Located 12 miles west and 15 miles south trail and canoeing. of Bottineau on Highway 14. It has a scenic drive, hiking trail and canoeing on Mouse SCENIC BYWAY Begin 3 miles north of Rolla and proceed River. A great variety of wildlife can be seen north to St. John. Then travel west on County on this refuge. Highway 43 until the scenic route terminates PELICAN LAKE/SANDY LAKE at State Highway 14. This is an all-paved Located 10 miles north and 5-3/4 miles east surface. Total route is 53 miles. of Bottineau on Highway 43. Offers boat docks, picnic tables, toilets, water, fishing BUTTE SAINT PAUL Located 10 miles east and 1-1/2 miles and primitive camping. northeast of Bottineau. It is one of the INTERNATIONAL PEACE GARDEN highest points in the Turtle Mountains with a Located 18 miles east and 13 miles north cairn on top of the butte. Steps are provided of Bottineau on the U.S./Canadian border. to climb the butte. On top you can get a Home of International Music Camp. Scenic grand view of the entire area. Picnic tables drive through the gardens, conservatory with are available. cacti and succulents, Peace Chapel, Sunken Garden, Masonic Auditorium and 5.3 km of cross-country ski trails.

Enjoy your stay and the recreational opportunities.

Enjoy your stay and the recreational opportunities.



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Biking, Hiking and Horse Riding Trails

Trails North of Hwy. 43 Dalen Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 miles Big Meadow Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 miles Aspen Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.9 miles Lost Meadow Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.5 miles Trails South of Hwy. 43 Black Lake Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 miles Foothill Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 miles Twisted Oaks Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 miles

Turtle mountain state forest  There is no better place to observe the forest resource than on North Dakota’s two State Forests found in the Turtle Mountains. The Turtle Mountain State Forest and Homen State Forest comprise 11,978 acres of public land managed by the North Dakota Forest Service for your enjoyment.  Primitive camping is available at Strawberry Lake, Hahns Bay, Twisted Oaks and Pelican Lake. All campgrounds provide tables, grills, and centrally-located drinking water and vault toilets. During the season campgrounds are patrolled and an overnight camping fee is charged. The campgrounds provide excellent access to over 20 miles Page 16

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of maintained trails. The trails provide opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, snowmobiling, and crosscountry skiing. From the trails you can get a close up look at the forest from the prairie edge to the Canada border.  The varied plant communities found on the State Forests support a variety of wildlife common to North Dakota. Hunting, birding, photography, canoeing, fishing and berry picking are additional activities people enjoy in the State Forests.  For further information contact the North Dakota Forest Service at 701-228-3700.

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Trails biking, hiking & nature trails

Three of the Turtle Mountains’ most popular trails are Disappearing Lakes, Turtle’s Back (Canada side), and the Old Oak Trail (US side) at Metigoshe State Park. The Turtle Mountain tracks include Turtle Mountain Trail (35 miles), Strawberry Lake (4 miles), Twisted Oaks (2 miles), Dalen (10 miles), Pelican Lake (4 miles), Hartley Boundary Lake (5 miles) and 20 miles of unmarked trails. Contact North Dakota Forest Service, Bottineau, ND at 701-2282278 for more information on these trails.

hiking trails with Trac wheel chairs and snowshoes available on site. The trails are Wayland Trail (.75 miles), Hannah’s Trail (.30 miles), Carelton Trail (1.35 mile), Stanley Trail (1 mile) and Andy’s Trail (.10 mile). Contact Bottineau Winter Park at 701-263-4556 or go online at skibwp.com for more information.

Horse Trails

Pleasure riding in the Turtle Mountains is very popular. Several areas with designated horse trails are Wakopa WMA, Strawberry Lake, Twisted Oaks, and Adam Lake, MB. Organized trail riding is available at Cross OLD OAK TRAIL Roads Range, St. John, ND, and at the Legion Located at Metigoshe State Park, this is North Camp at the International Peace Garden. Dakota’s first National Recreation Trail. The trail is approximately two miles long. It will Canoe/kayak Trail take about 11/2 hours to walk. If a shorter walk This trail starts 200 yards east of the trailhead is desired, leave the trail at the halfway point warming house at Lake Metigoshe State Park. near the east side of the Maid O’Moonshine Canoeists are allowed to travel anywhere on Campground. the lakes and wetlands. The canoe route is

annie’s house hiking trails

With the support of the ND Outdoor Heritage Fund, Bottineau Winter Park has established over 3 miles of fully accessible

provided only to give users a general route to enjoy.

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Turtle Mountain State Recreational Area OHV Trails  The hilly terrain and heavy woodland cover provide a unique landscape in North Dakota. The Turtle Mountains offhighway vehicle (OHV) area is open to motorized vehicles such as dirt bikes, all-terrain vehicles and side by sides as well as non-motorized trail users and sportsmen. This area has over 12 miles of trails. The OHV area trail head, youth trail and parking area is located about 6 miles NE of Bottineau and provides enough parking for trucks with large trailers.

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Turtle Mountain Scenic Byway

Mystical Horizons

 The Turtle Mountain Scenic Byway in North Dakota begins 3 miles north of Rolla on County Hwy. 43, then goes through St. John to State Highway 14 northwest of Bottineau.  Highway 43 is one of the most picturesque areas in the state. The 53-mile stretch first ascends through the calm, serene beauty of the Turtle Mountains and then descends into the foothills, offering a spectacular view of the prairie. 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 sites.  The “Scenic Byway” is denoted in the official North Dakota Highway Map and on the Turtle Mountain Area Map on Pages 12 and 13.

 Mystical Horizons is located on the western edge of the Byway near Carbury. The stone structure is a scaled-down, 21st-century version of Stonehenge.  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 fall equinox (September 21 or 22,) all the while with the sun shining directly towards them.  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 during Daylight Savings Time from spring through fall. Another feature is the North Star Polaris Sighting Tube, in which individuals can view Polaris, the North Star.

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Bottineau Winter Park  This winter, Bottineau Winter Park celebrates 51 years of snow fun in the Turtle Mountains! Thousands flock to this “jewel on the prairie” for downhill skiing, snowboarding, tubing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing every year. Now is the time to make the trip and hit the slopes!  The park features nine open slopes with a variety of challenging runs to test enthusiasts of all skill levels. The slopes and terrain park are accessible from the unloading area of the triple chair lift. Conveyor lifts serve the two beginner hills, allowing easy transport back to the top. One T-bar and high speed rope tow is also available on busy days to bring any level of skier to the top of one of the eight runs.  The season typically runs from Thanksgiving to the end of March.

and handle lift that effortlessly whisks you and your snow tube back to the top for another run. Snow tubing tickets include lift ticket and snow tube rental for two hours. Experience the thrill of night tubing on Thursday and Friday nights, when the runs are illuminated! Rental Gear  No gear? No problem! The Rental Shop has a variety of equipment available to rent for skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Snowshoeing rentals are also available. Annie’s House Visitor Center  This state-of-the-art, 11,500 sq. ft. facility provides comfortable seating, warm food and free Wi-Fi, and houses the Rental Shop, ski patrol kitchen and bathrooms.

 Winter is a beautiful season. Come to Bottineau Winter Park and make the most of Snow Tubing  The tubing park features seven exciting it! For more information on the park go to our downhill runs. Better yet, there’s no hiking website at www.skibwp.com or Facebook at back to the top thanks to the moving carpet Bottineau Winter Park.

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Lake Metigoshe & Peace Garden Snowmobile Trail Map

Lake Metigoshe & Peace Garden Trail Map Key

Peace Garden Trail

Paved Road

Adjoining Trail

Gravel Road & Trail


County Boundary

Snowmobiling  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

  State snowmobile trails open December 1, provided 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.

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 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

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Lake Metigoshe State Park Winter Trails Map

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, contact the Bottineau County 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 be contacted for organized trail rides, repair information, where to go, or any other snowmobile information. Call the Bottineau Area Chamber at 701-2283849 for contact information.

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 If the call of cross-country skiing attracts you, an endless vista of wilderness and countless skiing opportunities are right at hand here in the Turtle Mountains.  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, cal Lakel Metigoshe State Park at 701-263-4651.

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Area Golf Courses Bottineau Country Club Golf Course

Killarney Golf Club

Located 3 miles northeast of Bottineau on Located along Killarney Lake, Killarney, Lake Metigoshe Road. 9-hole grass greens. MB, lovely 18-hole course with generously watered grass greens and fairways lined with 701-228-3857. trees. 204-523-8277.

Boissevain Golf Course

Located 1 mile south of Boissevain on Manitoba No. 10, or 15 miles north of the Peace Garden. It is an easy walking, meandering 9-hole course with watered fairways and grass greens. 204-534-2365.

Rolette Country Club

Deloraine Golf Club

Located 2 miles north and 2 miles west of Rolla. 9-hole grass greens cut out of Turtle Mountains. Par 35. One of the most scenic and challenging courses in the area. 701477-6202.

A 9-hole golf course located along a scenic and challenging meandering creek. 701-2463644.

Rolla Municipal Golf Course

Located southeast of Deloraine next to the Turtle Head Dam. This picturesque 9 hole course features rolling fairways, trees, large greens and water hazards. Par 36. 204-7472411. Rugby Golf Course Located about 1/2 mile east of Rugby on Garden Gate Golf Course Located just north of Dunseith on Highway 3. the north side of Highway 2. The course is 9-hole grass greens, challenging course. 701- an attractive 9-hole grass green course with a challenging variety of landscape. 701-776224-5211. 6917.

Holiday Hills Golf Course

Located just inside the Canadian border on the northwest end of Lake Metigoshe. It is a wooded 9-hole sand green course. 204-7472991.

Souris Valley Golf Course, Minot

The 18-hole “Souris Valley� course at the Souris Valley Golf Course facility in Minot, North Dakota features 6,759 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. 701857-4189.

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Westhope Golf Course

Located 1 mile east of Westhope. 9 holes of rolling hills. 701-245-6553.

Souris and Glenwood Golf Club

Challenging 9-hole course with grass greens and watered fairways along Hwy.22 south of Souris, MB. Creek runs through course, creating interesting water hazards! Clubhouse with licensed restaurant, pro shop and cart rentals. 204-483-2956.

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Wakopa WMA


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Coghlan Castle


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Wakopa WMA St. John, ND


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Rolette, ND


International Peace Garden

Peace, the Garden and You  Welcome to the International Peace Garden! As you tour the grounds, utilize all your senses for a full experience that will transcend the commotion of our 21st century lives. BEAUTIFUL IN ALL SEASONS Events, Camping, Summer Camps, Attractions, Hiking & Biking Trails, Picnic Areas, Children Playgrounds, Flowers Galore and More



Manitoba/ND Borders: South of Boissevain, North of Dunseith 1-800-432-6733 www.peacegarden.com

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 Your eyes will see spiny shapes, vibrant colors and striking patterns in our beautiful year-round Conservatory. The Don Vitko Collection of cacti and succulents is the world’s most diverse dryland plant collection under one roof. And it’s not just Arizona! These plants span the deserts of the globe!  Peer down the various pathways outside, and see the garden beds in harmony with the flowering canopies above. Breathe deep and smell the myriad blooms as they enrich the clean oxygen produced by the pines, spruce, birch and maple. Let your ears fill with the many songs of the magpies, finches, warblers; and the purposeful patter of the woodpeckers. Place your hand on one of the many Peace Chapel quotes -- set in limestone from nearby Tyndall, Manitoba -- and let the wisdom soften your heart and sharpen your resolve for all humanity. Spring/Summer 2019

Photo Credit: ND Tourism

Photo Credit: International Peace Garden

Photo Credit: International Peace Garden

 For large pockets of the global population, turmoil is all they know. The International Peace Garden is fortunate to be located in a conflict-free part of the world. This tranquil location in the heart of Turtle Mountain, along the Manitoba and North Dakota border, provides a serene setting to contemplate and advocate for peace everywhere.  That is our top objective and we invite you to join us. To borrow from a supporter, peace



Photo Credit: ND Tourism

is best thought of as a verb. Peace is not just represented by solitary monuments or the ink of signatures penned long ago. Peace is attainable and advanced through action. Please consider supporting this mission simply by visiting! Our big weekend this summer is July 6-7, when Triathlon Manitoba will debut the International Peace Garden Triathlon. Music, food and activity for the whole family awaits!







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Photo Credit: A. Schuster

Photo Credit: A. Schuster

Wakopa Wildlife Management Area 窶サhe Wakopa Wildlife Management Area, totaling 6,800 acres in the Turtle Mountains, is owned and managed by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Wakopa WMA is a forested area interspersed with lakes, wetlands, and grassland communities. Trembling aspen forms nearly pure, dense, uniform stands that comprise 80 percent of the forest. Other trees include Paper Birch, Bur Oak, American Elm, Green Ash, Balsam Poplar, and Box Elder. 窶サhe Aspen Forest provides cover and browse for deer, moose, elk, snowshoe hare and ruffed grouse. A mix of aspen stands of various ages is ideal. Maintenance of such a forest mosaic on Wakopa WMA is

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accomplished by mechanical shearing. 窶サhe wildlife community on Wakopa WMA is comprised of many species, including fox, coyotes, lynx, raccoons, skunks, weasel, mink, beaver, squirrels, muskrats and woodchucks. Many songbirds not normally seen in the open areas of the state may be observed. Bald and golden eagles are occasionally seen hunting the area during the spring and fall migrations. 窶ジakopa offers fishermen an opportunity to fish on several beautiful, natural lakes. These lakes range in size from 30 to 400 acres. Rainbow trout, walleye, northern pike, small-mouth bass and yellow perch are available to anglers.

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Wakopa… Wooded to Grassland

1.1.Lake Upsilon- 6 - 6miles miles Lake Upsilon W.,west, 1 mile1 mile north of St. John - campground, picnic N. of St John - Campground, picnic area, rest area and fishing pier. area, rest area and fishing pier. 2.2.Gravel Lake- 6- miles 6 miles west, 1/2 mile Gravel Lake W. of St. John, north ofN. St.- Campground, John - Campground, picnic 1/2 mile picnic area, area, restand area andpier. fishing pier. rest area fishing 3.3.Hooker Lake- 8- 8 miles Hooker Lake miles W. west of of St. John - campground, St. John - Campground,picnic picnicarea, area, rest area and and fishing pier. rest area fishing pier. 4.4.Dion Lake- -1010miles miles 2 Dion Lake W. west, of St. John, miles 1 mile of St. John 2 milesnorth, N., 1 mile E. - east Campground, campground, area, restpier. area, picnic area ,restpicnic area, and fishing and fishingLake pier.- 9 miles W., 3 miles 5. Jensen 5. Jensen N. of St. Lake John. - 9 miles west, 3 miles north of St. John. Turtle Mountain Trail


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Scenic Byway 43

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Wakopa Game Management Area MAP

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

The Wakopa Wildlife Management Area Spring/Summer (WMA), totaling 6,800 acres in the 2019 Turtle Mountains, is owned and managed by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

mechanical shearing. Mountain Guide Page 21 TheTurtle wildlife community on Wakopa WMA contains many species, including fox, coyotes, lynx, raccoons, skunks, weasel, mink,

Photo Credit: A. Schuster


City of 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, cafe, bar, drive-in restaurant and greenhouse, to name but a few.  The historic Martineau house located on Main Street is being used as a tourism information center. 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 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Rolette County Historical Society also has a museum site on Main Street that has two large display buildings, 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.  Recreation areas 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, call 701-953-8607, or find the city page on Facebook.

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Steak Pit:by Available Fri. & Sat. (Available requestMon.–Thurs.) Mon.-Thurs.) (Available by request

Includes BarMon.–Fri. on Fri. & Sat. Noon Salad Special: Hours: 7 am–7 pm NoonMon.–Thurs. Special: Mon. - Fri. Fri. & Sat. 7am–8pm • Sun. 8am–2pm Hrs. Mon. - Sat., 6:30 am to 9 pm www.facebook.com/N8’s Bar Sun. 8 am to 2 pm Page 22 46

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Owners: Deb & Rodney Phelps Spring/Summer 2018 2019

Photo Credit: A. Schuster

Photo Credit: A. Schuster

Historic Coghlan Castle  Coghlan Castle is a Richardsonian Romanesque building in Rolette County, North Dakota, near St. John. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 16, 2008.  If Coghlan Castle seems out of place, it is because there are over 60 known examples of this unique building style in Manitoba, Canada, but only one in North Dakota. Maurice Coghlan designed this house and hired a Canadian stonemason, Thomas Bowyer, to build it. The house, built between 1906 and 1909, is constructed from local granite, limestone and sandstone. The Coghlan family only owned the house for a few years.  Like most farm families, they didn’t make it through the first depression in 1918. However, the Coghlan family rented the house into the 1940s. The building has stood vacant since the middle of the 20th

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century. It was a popular party site for local teenagers in the 1960s and 1970s and was vandalized in the 1960s.  Years of neglect damaged the structure, but a non-profit group is raising money to restore and protect this authentic resource.  An interpretive panel sits on the pull off of Hwy. 30. The kiosk is set on a circular stone patio with the same dimensions as the turret on the castle. The panel tells the history of the castle, the history of agriculture within the region and the history of the Coghlan family that originally owned the historic stone building.  As the building is currently privately owned, the castle itself is not open to the public. It should only be viewed from the pull-off on Hwy. 30 unless a private tour is arranged. Call Becky Leonard at 701-9538607. Turtle Mountain Guide Page 47 23

Photo Credit: A. Schuster

Photo Credit: A. Schuster

Photo Credit: A. Schuster

City of Belcourt  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 a restaurant, the post office, a bank, gift shop, barber shop, florist, bowling alley, lounge and a 24-hour mini-casino. Page 24 48

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 July is usually a busy month with the Demolition Derby and St. Ann’s Novena, which runs in conjunction with Turtle Mountain Days. For more information on Belcourt, call 701-477-6140.

Chippewa Downs Race Track

 On a hill just to the southwest of Belcourt, this horse race track offers pari-mutuel betting 3-4 weekends in the summer (June). The park has grandstand and concession stands as well as a number of barns for the quarter and thoroughbred horses.

HNA Nature Trail

 The Heart of North America Nature Trail is a driving trail that documents a journey through some of North Dakota’s most scenic and geologically magnificent wonders. Follow the trail through the Turtle Mountain Region in North Dakota into Manitoba, Canada. Return south and continue east into North Dakota’s Rendezvous Region. Spring/Summer 2018 2019

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City of Rolla  Visitors to Rolla will warm up to its small town setting and special charm.  Rolla is on the eastern edge of the Turtle Mountains, located on U.S. Highway 281 and N.D. Highways 5 and 30. An area rich in lakes and forests, great fishing and hunting, Rolla is just minutes away from summer fun. Enjoy a quiet drive through the wooded countryside. For fishing, water skiing or camping, the area lakes are just a short jaunt away.  Spend the night in Rolla’s in-town camping facility at the baseball field equipped with electric hookups. Play on the playgrounds or take a dip in the swimming pool, which

are both near the school. Hang your hat at the Bilmar Motel.  In the evening, you can enjoy a movie at Curt’s Theater or choose from a great selection of our unique, hometown restaurants. You can also spend some time at our shopping district.  One of the main attractions is just five miles north of the city limits - the Rolla Municipal Golf Course, one of the most challenging courses in the state. The wellmanicured fairways are lined with trees. Elevated greens and water hazards make every hole unforgettable. The rates are very affordable and rental carts are available.


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Annual Ragtop Festival in Rolla  Rolla’s biggest event of the summer is the annual Ragtop Festival. This year’s event is set for July 5 and 6 and will include fun events for the entire family.  Two parades will highlight the weekend, with one for the kids and the grand parade featuring classic cars, floats and many other interesting entries.  There will be games in the park and Rolla’s brand-new Music on Main will make you want to get up a dance. Rolla also hosts many other family-oriented events and activities throughout the summer.  Bargain hunters and treasure seekers will enjoy the city-wide yard sales on the first Saturdays in June and September.  Crazy Days features deals galore from local merchants with outdoor shopping. There will be plenty of great deals on clothing and merchandise during this year’s event in August.  From Rolla, you’re also just a few minutes away from the Scenic Byway (Highway 43) which takes you through the gentle hills of

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the Turtle Mountains, with many lakes and campgrounds, including Lion’s Park at Lake Upsilon.The International Peace Garden is just a 30-minute drive away.  Other interesting sites just minutes from Rolla include the Dale and Martha Hawk Museum near Mylo, Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads in the Turtle Mountains and the Rolette County Historical Society Museum in St. John.  Rolla also offers five recreational parks, a public swimming pool, trap shooting range, airport, six churches, a hospital, two medical clinics, a dentist office and the Park View Assisted Living Center. Fall is hunting time around the Rolla area, with plenty of waterfowl flying through. Deer and moose are also in good supply.  For more information, contact the auditor’s office at city hall in Rolla, located at 14 1st St. SE, Rolla, ND 58367; phone 701-477-3610 ext. 10 or check us out at facebook.com/ rollachambernd. Turtle Mountain Guide Page 27

Photo Credit: A. Schuster

Photo Credit: A. Schuster

City of Rolette  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 to Rolette enjoy the abundance of waterfowl. 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, the RV Park has full hookups, electricity and drinking water, drive through lots, internet and cable access. Call Page 28

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701-246-3511 for more information on RV accommodations.  There is also a local hotel & motel which features all the creature comforts and is especially attractive to hunters with game cleaning facilities and freezer space.  Rolette’s 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 trapping, dancing, bingo and many picnic areas.  Visit the friendly community of Rolette today! Find Rolette’s Facebook page for more information. Spring/Summer 2019

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Rolette State Bank 701-246-3395 • www.rolettestatebank.com 209 Main Street, Rolette, North Dakota 58366

WELCOME TO THE ROLETTE AREA! Discover the many recreational opportunities this area has to offer plus excellent services available.

Motel - Food - Gas - ATM @ Tesoro

2019 Calendar of Events March March 1-2 – ND Bluegill Championship, Bottineau March 2 – Vintage Snowmobile Show & Ride, Lake Metigoshe


June 21-23 – St. John Days, St. John June 22-23 – Roughrider Rodeo, Belcourt June 27-30 – Pierce County Fair, Rugby June 29 – Club de Skinautique Ski Show @ Lake Metigoshe June 30 – 7th Annual Rhubarb Festival, Rugby

April 6-7 – Little Britches Rodeo, St. John RCRF


April 13 – Spring Fling Vendor Show July 3 – Club de Skinautique Ski @ Dakota College,Bottineau Show @ Lake Metigoshe April 13-14 – Little Britches Rodeo, July 3 – Lake Metigoshe Fireworks St. John RCRF Show April 19-20 – Little Britches Rodeo, St. John RCRF April 20 – Bottineau Bunny Fest April 26-27 – BULLRAMA, St. John RCRF

May May 19 – Summer Heat Barrel Races @ Bottineau County Fair Grounds Arena May 26 – Summer Heat Barrel Races @ Bottineau County Fair Grounds Arena May 27 – Bottineau County Veterans Memorial Day Parade

July 4 – Lake Metigoshe Fourth of July Parade July 4-6 Ryan Keplin Summerfest, Maple Sugar Ranch, Belcourt July 27 – Club de Skinautique Ski Show @ Lake Metigoshe

august Aug. 1-11 – Dunseith Days, Dunseith Aug. 1-2 – City Wide Rummage Sale, Dunseith Aug. 2-3 – Bottineau Crazy Days Aug. 3 – Bottineau Car Show

june June 1 – National Trails Day @ Lake Metigoshe State Park June 9 – Summer Heat Barrel Races @ Bottineau County Fair Grounds Arena June 13-16 – Bottineau County Fair June 21-22 – Roughrider Rodeo, Dunseith

Aug. 10 – Club de Skinautique Ski Show @ Lake Metigoshe Aug. 11 – 34th Annual Village Fair, Rugby Aug. 16-18 – Little Shell Pow Wow, Dunseith

September SEPT. 14 – Bottineau So Stinkin’ Cool Fest

Rugby events at www.rugbynorthdakota.com Bottineau Lake Metigoshe events at www.bottineau.com. Page 30

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202 Main Street, Rolla, ND 58367


Monday - Saturday - 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday - 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. You can count on us for...Quality • Service • Freshness!


Explore Manitoba, Canada  There are four ports of entry to Canada in the Turtle Mountain region. If you have the right documentation, consider a trip across the border in your travel plans. The communities of Southwest Manitoba are ready to welcome you!

Border station schedule & Identification requirements BORDER CROSSING STATIONS: Peace Garden Port (Dunseith): Open 24 hrs Port of Carbury Hwy. 14: Open 9 am - 10 pm Port of St. John, Hwy. 83: Open 8 am - 9 pm Port of Westhope: Open 8 am - 9 pm

Acceptable Documents: US or Canadian Passport Trusted Traveler Cards (NEXT, SENTRI, or FAST)

If you do not have one of the above you need both:

•US or Canadian military identification card (All identification documents must have a photo, name, and date of birth.)

CITIZENSHIP DOCUMENTS: • US or Canadian birth certificate • US Consular report of birth abroad • US Certificate of Citizenship • US Citizenship Identification Card • Canadian Citizenship Card • Canadian certificate of citizenship without photo

UNITED STATES and Canadian citizen children ages 18 and • Driver’s license or identification card issued under will be expected to by federal, state, provincial, county, territory, present a birth certificate. or municipal authority IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS:

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Bottineau • 701-228-2886

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

124 Main Ave E PO Box 1078 Rolla, ND 58367

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

Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm & by appointment evenings & weekends Office: 701-477-5800

LeAnn R. Vollmer, Broker - 701-871-2137 Jessie A. Mickelson, Associate Broker - 701-477-2204

Woodland Meadows Addition, St. John, ND

There are lots available in the heavily wooded area, and many lots available out on the prairie area. You can choose to cut down brush and trees on a lot or plant your own trees on the lot. The infrastructure (sewer/water/gravel street) have been put in place and are waiting to be installed by you to wherever you build. (You don't have to wait for rural water or a well driller. You don't have to wait for a septic tank and drain field to be installed and approved by the health district.) The smallest lot is just under 1 acre. Call for details.

BELCOURT DRUG & FLORAL Your Trusted Partner in Good Health We deliver, mail-out and transfer in RX’s We accept Medicare, Medicaid and Private Insurances 1110 Hospital Rd • Belcourt, North Dakota Pharmacy: 701-477-0202 / Fax: 701-477-0205 / Floral: 701-477-0201 Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm / Saturday 9:00 am - 12 noon

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Turtle Mountain Guide Summer 2019  

Visit the Beautiful Turtle Mountains in north central North Dakota! Includes Bottineau, Lake Metigoshe, Rugby, St. John, Belcourt and surrou...

Turtle Mountain Guide Summer 2019  

Visit the Beautiful Turtle Mountains in north central North Dakota! Includes Bottineau, Lake Metigoshe, Rugby, St. John, Belcourt and surrou...