Beaver Lake State Park in ND reaches milestoneBeaver Lake State Park in southeastern North Dakota is celebrating its 80th anniversary.
NAPOLEON, N.D. (AP) — Beaver Lake State Park in southeastern North Dakota is celebrating its 80th anniversary.
The state Parks and Recreation Department says the park near Napoleon doesn't get a lot of respect because of its size and location, but it has a faithful group of visitors that continues to grow in size.
Manager Jim Loken says the park might be small, but it offers a variety of recreation opportunities, including boating, swimming and camping. He says last year was a record year for visitation and camping at the park, and this year's numbers are ahead of that pace.
The park scheduled a celebration of its anniversary on Saturday and waived the daily entrance fee.