How About A Weekend In A Yurt?

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With winter hanging on into March, maybe you’re ready for a little cold-weather getaway?
Jim Olson takes us to Lake Metigoshe State Park on the Canadian border for a look at what you can enjoy – even in below-zero conditions.

(Bill Demming, Lake Metigoshe State Park Manager) “This is the Blue Heron. This is our yurt.”

Welcome to the yurt at Lake Metigoshe State Park.

(Bill Demming, Lake Metigoshe State Park Manager) “Let’s go in and take a look.”

It’s a year-round cabin you can rent at the park. 

(Bill Demming, Lake Metigoshe State Park Manager) “We got a pull-out bed and the bunk beds. Nice fireplace and it stays cozy in here even when it’s 20, 30 below out.”

It also has a skylight. And something none of the other cabins at the park can boast.

(Bill Demming, Lake Metigoshe State Park Manager) “We even have a heated bathroom for this facility. Yep, a heated outhouse.”

But the yurt is only one of seven cabins available for rent at the park. And while the cabins boast some amazing scenery…

(Bill Demming, Lake Metigoshe State Park Manager) “The view is spectacular of School Section Lake.”

The real winter attraction here is the outdoor activity.

(Bill Demming, Lake Metigoshe State Park Manager) “We have cross country skis and poles. The boots are over here and the snowshoes are on the wall there. We got sets for all ages, even the little tykes.”

You can rent what you need for an outdoor adventure – and you can post comments on the whiteboard…

(Bill Demming, Lake Metigoshe State Park Manager) “Makes us appreciate our jobs more.”

There’s snowshoeing, cross country skiing, the sledding hill, and lots of trails to check out.

(Bill Demming, Lake Metigoshe State Park Manager) “That has a map of all our trail systems…” 

And when your bones get chilled – you’re welcome here…

(Bill Demming, Lake Metigoshe State Park Manager) “This is our warming house. This is open all winter long, it’s heated. Anyone using the trails or sledding hill is more than welcome to come in.”

So while you await the arrival of spring, maybe it’s time to give winter one last chance to be enjoyed – at Lake Metigoshe State Park, Jim Olson, KX News.

If you prefer warmer surroundings for your park visit, you can make reservations for camping and cabins online now for the early part of summer.

 

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