Discover the natural beauty of south central North Dakota with Fido at Beaver Lake State Park! Nestled on the western shore of Beaver Lake, this 283-acre site offers various recreational activities for you and your canine buddy to enjoy. If you need a break from your daily routine, Beaver Lake State Park is the pawfect place to reset and recharge. So grab your outdoor gear and pack up your pup—an outdoor adventure awaits!
Athletic doggos will be pleased to know that there are over 5 miles of trails to explore at Beaver Lake. Open to hikers and bikers, the trails are mostly manageable with only a few steep sections—nothing that your adventurous pooch can't handle! For a pleasant stroll, check out the hiking-only Beaver Lake Nature Trail, a self-guided, interpretive route that starts and ends at the swimming area. Spanning 0.32 miles, this trail will take you and your furry friend around the lake and through woodlands and prairie. For a longer and more challenging hike, hit the 2.3-mile Moraine Loop Trail. As you and Fido traverse the rocky moraine, you'll be able to see the shape of the landscape carved out by the glacier. This trail also provides pawsome views of the lake and good opportunities to spot birds and butterflies.
If you have your own boat, don't miss the chance to explore the lake's tranquil waters and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of paddling. Make sure your doggo has their life jacket on before you set off! If you'd like to extend your adventure at Beaver Lake, the park offers modern and primitive campsites and three camping cabins for overnighters. Four-legged guests aren't allowed inside the cabins, though, so you and your woofer will have to ruff it. Wherever you go in the park, always keep your doggo on a leash and pick up after them.
For an unfurgettable outdoor experience, head on over to Beaver Lake State Park!