Spring this year came with a nice surprise that was a few years in the making. Lake Nighthorse (Southwest from downdown) became open to the public for the first time since 2003 when construction began to create the lake.

If you are planning on giving the lake a visit here are a few things may want to know:

  1. Gas & electric motorboats will be allowed on the lake from May 15th-Nov 14th. Jet skis, houseboats or open-air-exhaust crafts are not allowed.

  2. Mondays and Wednesdays will be "quiet" days where no wakes are allowed.

  3. Aside from boating visitors can fish, picnic, and swim.There is no overnight camping or trail systems for hiking.

  4. The lake is currently open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends from April 1- May 14th. From May 15th-November 14 the lake will be open every day.

  5. Costs:

    Annual vehicle pass: $70
     Annual bike or walk-in pass: $20
     Vehicle day pass: $8
     Day bike or walk-in pass: $3