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Mongold (Detroit Lake)

  COVID-19 Alert 05/06/20
BOATERS - CAUTION - Please be aware that there is debris floating in the Detroit Lake. Remain vigilant when boating.

The boat ramp is open for limited daytime use. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Do not travel far to visit. Not all facilities may be open for use at this time.

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Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Picnicking
  • Restrooms Flush
  • Swimming
  • Boat Ramp
  • Day-Use Fee
  • Fishing

COVID-19 UPDATE: The boat ramp is open for limited daytime use. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Do not travel far to visit. Not all facilities may be open for use at this time.


Mongold Day Use area is 1.5 miles west of Detroit Lake State Park. It's the only public boat launch facility on the lake featuring a swimming area, grass beach, picnic facilities and restrooms. Mongold is a year-round fee area.

Mongold has 58 single car parking spaces and three fully-accessible parking spaces near the swimming area, and another 25 single car parking spaces at the top of the parking lot. There are 120 vehicle/trailer parking spaces, and three that are accessible to people with disabilities.

Overnight parking at Mongold is permitted only when the visitor is camping on Piety Island.