Escape to the Lake



NDAD's annual Escape to the Lake adaptive water recreation event provides adults and children with physical disabilities the opportunity to water-ski, take a pontoon ride and enjoy a recreational summer day on a North Dakota lake.

The 26th annual Escape to the Lake is scheduled for Sat., June 20, 2020. 


For more information about the 2020 event, contact NDAD at (800) 532-NDAD (-6323) or email lstastny@ndad.org.

The 25th Escape to the Lake was held Sat., June 15, 2019.  
 
Escape to the Lake is held at Nelson Lake near Center, northwest of Bismarck and Mandan.
 
Scene from 2019 Escape to the Lake. Photo: Ashilee Larson, NDAD
Nelson Lake's water is safely heated by the nearby power plant, thus enabling a more comfortable experience for those participants who may have varying physical challenges.

The event is open to anyone with a physical disability who is a resident of North Dakota or one of its bordering communities in a surrounding state.

Each year, between 30 and 60 individuals with disabilities participate in Escape to the Lake, with family members, friends and other caregivers along for the fun.  Participants enjoy a complimentary lunch as well as the camaraderie and friendships that develop during the day or renew from past events.

Learn more about Escape to the Lake's history.
 
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