Mongold (Detroit Lake)

Show07/31/2015
General Advisory
Notice from US Forest Service: DUE TO EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS, CAMPFIRES ARE BANNED AT DETROIT LAKE STATE PARK AND MONGOLD DAY USE AREA. This ban is in effect until further notice. Charcoal briquettes, candles and tiki torches are also banned.

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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.