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Lake Metigoshe

The Absolute Bluest Water in North Dakota

North Dakota is full of stunning lakes, rivers, and ponds that are beautiful in their own unique ways, but when it comes to having the most pristine, deep blue water – Lake Metigoshe has the absolute bluest!  One of the most popular vacation destinations in North Dakota, Lake Metigoshe is situated within the breathtaking Turtle Mountain. Often called the 'Jewel of the Turtle Mountain', the 1500-acre lake extends into Manitoba, Canada. Lake Metigoshe is a natural lake, created by the last Wisconsin glacier at least 10,000 years ago. Surrounded by many smaller lakes, the name comes from the Chippewa word, "Metigoshe Washegum", or "clear water lake surrounded by oaks." The water is usually so still, it reflects the sky “like glass” which allows for some stunning photos, especially during the sunset. 

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