National & State Parks
From the majestic crags of the Badlands to the living history at fort sites and the delicate blooms of a botanical garden, the national and state parks in North Dakota offer an up-close look at the state’s beauty and diversity. Find outdoor activities like hiking, biking, horseback riding and canoeing. Take a scenic drive and get back to nature! Click here for more on state and national parks in North Dakota.
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North Dakota is a state crafted largely by legendary heroes of the Old West, hard-working immigrants and pioneers who left a legacy that endures to this day. Here are 10 historically significant sites in North Dakota.
Nestled in the scenic Turtle Mountains on the shores of Lake Metigoshe, Lake Metigoshe State Park is one of the most popular year-round vacation spots in North Dakota. Its terrain, amenities and location make it a winter destination.
Beaver Lake State Park's gently rolling prairie provides scenic views for leisurely walks. In the summer, the lake attracts visitors for boating, canoeing, water skiing and fishing
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.
Turtle River State Park is a recreational oasis west of Grand Forks surrounding by the Red River Valley. The park provides a great weekend break, or a longer stay for those wanting to get away and stay away from it all.
Getting to Fort Ransom State Park is part of the fun, as it lies at the end of the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway south of Valley City - or at the beginning if you come from the south - near the town of Fort Ransom. The park is a tribute to the state's homesteading Heritage.
Icelandic State Park in northeast North Dakota offers visitors a wide array of recreational opportunities and glimpses of North Dakota's homesteading heritage and its natural beauty.