Located near the Canadian border, Bottinueau holds the county seat for Bottinueau county. The city was named for frontiersman Pierre Bottineau and sits near the Turtle Mountains and Minot State University. With its northern location, the city has well developed winter sports and activites.
Bottineau’s thriving and unremitting population today shows little of it’s historical backdrop. Established in 1873, the city was initially an unorganized territory. Pierre Bottineau helped to find the area and started it on it’s unrelenting path to become a booming area and winter retreat.
Points of Interest
Bottineau Winter Park: Situated in the heart of North Dakota's Turtle Mountains, Bottineau Winter Park families and friends a snow haven of winter activities and beauty. Known as the “Jewel above the Prairie,” this winter retreat employs state-of-the-art snowmaking machines as soon as the Mother Nature provides winter weather. All types of winter activities including snowmobile trails, all sorts of skiing and tubing hills are provided for a variety of fun. For Winter conditions, check out the park’s website at http://www.skibwp.com.
Lake Metigoshe State Park, Bottineau: Winter sports in the park typically start early in the fall for North Dakota and continue on until late spring as Mother Nature permits. With well known cross-country skiing and refreshing trails that are always groomed and tracked, snow lovers can experience some of the most exciting and ever changing activities in the area.
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- Races at the Turtle Mountain Speedway
- Rockin' the Hills
- The Bottineau County Fair
- Bottineau Winter Park
- Lake Metigoshe State Park
- Turtle Mountains