Best parks in North Dakota

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Explore the most popular parks in North Dakota with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Theodore Roosevelt National Park
North Dakota
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Located in Western North Dakota, Theodore Roosevelt National Park includes three geographically separated badlands: North Unit, the South Unit, and the Elkhorn Ranch. Private Vehicle $30.00 per vehicle - Valid for 7 days for all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle. Motorcycle $25.00 per motorcycle - Valid for 7 days for all persons traveling on a single, non-commercial motorcycle. Individual (non-motorized) $15.00 per person - Valid for 7 days for a visitor traveling on foot, bicycle, horse, or other non-motorized means of travel.Show more
#2 - Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
North Dakota
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Rich in both military and early Native American history, Fort Abraham Lincoln was once an important infantry and cavalry post. It was from this fort that Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and the Seventh Cavalry rode out on their ill-fated expedition against the Sioux at the Little Big Horn. Portions of the military post, including the Custer House, have been reconstructed. Popular with visitors is On-A-Slant Indian Village. Reconstructed earthlodges depict the lifestyle of the Mandan Indians, who occupied this site from about 1575-1781. A modern campground is located in a scenic wooded area adjacent to the Heart River with picnic sites and playground equipment. Walking along the gently sloping hills, visitors have a panoramic vista of the Missouri River from the park's nature and historic trails.Show more
#3 - Turtle River State Park
North Dakota
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Situated on the meandering Turtle River, Turtle River State Park is located in a beautiful wooded valley. The park offers year-round recreational activities, including camping, picnicking, fishing and trails for hiking, mountain biking and cross country skiing. Rustic group cabins can also be rented. The Turtle River is stocked with rainbow trout, and youngsters can borrow fishing gear at the park office.Show more
#4 - Fort Ransom State Park
North Dakota
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Fort Ransom State Park is nestled in the wooded Sheyenne River Valley. The park is open for use year- round. The river is a popular destination for canoeing and kayaking during the summer months and a segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail crosses the park. Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing are the major winter activities.Show more
#5 - Icelandic State Park
North Dakota
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Icelandic State Park is located on the north shore of Lake Renwick and offers visitors a wide array of recreational opportunities as well as North Dakota's homesteading heritage and its natural beauty. Boating, swimming and fishing for northern pike and other game fish are popular activities. The park is also home to the Pioneer Heritage Center, restored historic buildings and Gunlogson Homestead and Nature Preserve. This early homestead preserves the state's pioneer spirit, while the 200-acre natural wooded area along the Tongue River is a sanctuary for plants, birds and wildlife.Show more
#6 - Beaver Lake State Park
North Dakota
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Beaver Lake State Park is located on the lake's western shore and features gently rolling prairies, providing scenic views for leisurely walks. In the summer, the lake attracts visitors for boating, canoeing, water skiing and fishing. Beaver Lake State Park is staffed year-round, with camping, picnicking and water-based activities available from mid-May through the end of September.Show more
#7 - Little Missouri State Park
North Dakota
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Wind, water and sand... these components sculpted North Dakota's wildly rugged Little Missouri Breaks Country. Called "Mako Shika" or "where the land breaks" by the Sioux, these unusual land formations offer the state's most awe-inspiring scenery. Some of the most picturesque Badlands scenery can be found at Little Missouri State Park. Most of this primitive park is accessible only on foot or horseback. Show more
#8 - Lewis & Clark State Park
North Dakota
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Lewis and Clark State Park is situated on one of the upper bays of Lake Sakakawea. The rugged buttes of the North Dakota Badlands display a towering backdrop to one of the state's best recreation areas. The park, of course, is named for the Corps of Discovery explorers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. The expedition camped nearby on April 17, 1805, and an interpretive trail marker has been placed within the park to commemorate their historic journey through North Dakota. Show more
#9 - Sheyenne National Grassland
North Dakota
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Explore the most popular trails in Sheyenne National Grassland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.Show more
#10 - Theodore Roosevelt Wilderness
North Dakota
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