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Escape to the Lake

An adaptive water-skiier on North Dakota's Nelson Lake, flanked by two safety side skiers from the Aberdeen (S.D.)  Aqua Addicts team.
NDAD understands the importance of physical activity for individuals with disabilities. That's why we sponsor the annual Escape to the Lake extravaganza, which provides adults and children with physical disabilities the opportunity to water ski and enjoy a recreational summer day on the lake.

Besides adaptive water-skiing in a safe recreational setting, Escape to the Lake includes pontoon rides, a catered picnic lunch and a performance water-ski show provided by the Aberdeen (S.D.) Aqua Addicts. The event is held at Nelson Lake Recreation Area near Center, N.D., northwest of the Bismarck-Mandan metro area.

GETTING CLOSER: N.D.'s 2023 Escape to the Lake

NDAD's 2023 Escape to the Lake will be Sat., June 17. For more information, contact NDAD at (800) 532-NDAD (-6323), (701) 775-5577 or email

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Poster for 2023 Escape to the Lake adaptive water recreation event, including logos of sponsor / organizer NDAD and partners Sporting Chance North Dakota and the Aqua Addicts ski team of Aberdeen, S.D. Escape is set for Sat., June 17. The words "Registration - 10 a.m." and ""Ski show - 1 p.m;." appear, with "Nelson Lake Recreation Area near Center, ND" and "Open to anyone with a physical disability who would like to water-ski"

Other recreation

NDAD also sponsors qualifying individuals with access to other adaptive recreation activities such as swimming lessons, sled hockey, bowling and more. Restrictions apply. Contact your nearest NDAD office for more information.