Mongold (Detroit Lake)

  General Advisory 01/20/17
The lake level has come up and the Mongold winter ramp will open on Saturday, January 21st. Please be aware that there may still be patches of snow and ice on the ramp.
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.