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Lake Metigoshe State Park

Cabins, meeting facilities and shelters

For pricing please see the Fees and Facilities Brochure

Campsite, cabin, and Yurt reservations may be made online by going to our Online Reservation System or by phoning our Call Center at 800-807-4723.  Call center hours are 7 am to 7 pm Central Time (effective 10/01/2013). Shelter and meeting facility reservations can be made by calling the park directly at 701.263.4651.

Lake Metigoshe State Park features three year-round family cabins, one year-round primitive cabin, 1 year-round yurt, group dormitories and kitchen/dining hall. Reservations for dorms, kitchen/dining hall or shelters, contact the park directly.

The three year-round, fully-furnished cabins (Loon, White Pelican and Slemmen Lodge) are tucked in the woods near Lake McDonald in the northern part of the park. Each is equipped with a kitchen, wheelchair accessible bathroom with shower, and gas fireplace. All you need to bring is your bedding, towels, soap and food.

The primitive camping cabin, Cormorant, is nestled in a wooded and quiet area near School Section Lake.  No running water is available on site.

The Blue Heron Yurt is also located near the School Section Lake.

During the winter months, rent a set of cross country skis or snowshoes at the park office and explore the park's groomed ski trails. The cabins also have easy access to area snowmobile trails through the Turtle Mountains.

Osprey Cabin

The Osprey is a “pack it in/pack it out” style camping primitive cabin that is located 2 miles along the multi-use trail system, along the east shore of Eramosh Lake. Those staying at this cabin must hike, bike or canoe to it as there is no motorized vehicle access to this cabin. No water or electricity is available. There is a vault toilet, picnic table and fire ring with cooking grate on site. A wood burning stove is located within the cabin. Split wood is available. Two propane lanterns are provided for lighting. The cabin can sleep 4 people as there are two full bottom bunks with twin top bunk beds. It's furnished with an interior table and chairs. There is bench seating outdoors on the deck. No smoking or pets are allowed in the cabin.

Exterior of Osprey cabin.

Loon Lodge

Loon Lodge sleeps four in 2 bedrooms. One bedroom is equipped with a bunkbed, while the other has a queen bed. Other amenities include a gas fireplace, fully equipped kitchen with stove and refrigerator, bathroom with accessible shower, and deck. Loon Lodge floor plan.

Exterior of Loon Lodge cabin.

White Pelican Cabin

White Pelican Cabin sleeps six. It has two bedrooms, one furnished with a bunkbed and the second with a queen bed. There is also a futon in the living area that folds out into a bed. For those bringing bedding, the futon takes queen-sized sheets. Other amenities include a gas fireplace, fully equipped kitchen with stove and refrigerator, bathroom with accessible shower, and deck. White Pelican Cabin floor plan

Exterior of While Pleican Lodge

Slemmen Lodge

Slemmen Lodge is the largest of the cabins and can sleep up to 8 people. It includes one bedroom with a queen-sized bed. Three futons in the living area fold out to make beds and take queen-sized sheets. Other amenities include a gas fireplace, fully equipped kitchen with stove and refrigerator, bathroom with accessible shower, and deck. Slemmen Lodge floor plan

Exterior of Slemmen Lodge

Cormorant cabin

The Cormorant is a primitive cabin that sleeps 4. It has one bedroom with queen size bed and a futon in living room area that folds out into a full size bed. Other amenities include refrigerator, stove, microwave, and electric heat. There is no running water at the cabin. For showers you may use comfort stations located in the modern campgrounds. There is a vault toilet located on site. Cormorant Cabin floor plan

Exterior of Cormorant Cabin

Blue Heron Yurt

The Blue Heron is located on the School Section Lake. This is a primitive facility with no running water. There is a vault toilet at the site. Heat is from a gas fireplace and there is electricity and a small fridge (no cooking allowed in the yurt). The yurt sleeps 4.

Exterior of Blue Heron Yurt


There are two group dorms each sleep 60 bunkbed-style. Users must provide own bedding. Showers adjacent to dorm buildings.


Kitchen/Dining Hall

The park's kitchen and dining hall building can seat 160 people and has a fully equipped kitchen.

Dining Hall Exterior
Dining Hall Seating Area

Picnic Shelters

The park has two small shelters that can seat 25 (no electricity). In addition there is a large picnic shelter with electricity that has a max. capacity of 100.