Mongold (Detroit Lake)

  General Advisory 08/23/16
Fire restrictions at Detroit Lake State Park and Mongold Day-Use: Not Allowed: torches, candles, charcoal briquettes. Smoking is restricted to inside of vehicles only. Allowed: Small campfires within established fire rings, propane stoves and lanterns.
Symbols represent major park features and activities.  Blue icons mean some or all are ADA accessible.

Major Park Features:
  • Picnicking
  • Restrooms Flush
  • Swimming
  • Boat Ramp
  • Day-Use Fee
  • Fishing


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.