Mongold (Detroit Lake)

  General Advisory 08/12/17
Due to high fire danger no campfires will be allowed and the use of the following will not be allowed: tiki torches, candles or similar open flamed items and charcoal briquettes. Propane stoves and lanterns are still allowed.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible according to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
Major Features & Activities:
  • 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.