Nature & Outdoors

  • Pheasant hunters
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit
  • Triple Golf Challenge in North Dakota
  • Horseback Riding the Prairie
  • Lake Metigoshe State Park
  • Little Missouri River
  • Bison herd in park
  • Little Missouri State Park
  • Adventures in North Dakota
  • Governor's Photo Contest Honorable Mention (2012) - Trekking through the Valley

Forget about “the great outdoors,” because the wild side of North Dakota is legendary. Hunting for big game or birds, fishing our lakes and streams, hiking, biking, boating or horseback riding – whatever you like to do outdoors, start planning your dream trip here. Click here for more Nature and Outdoors in North Dakota.

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Dog Tired and Limit Filled - the birds are waiting for you out west, and so are we.
 

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National Parks and Trails Tour (Best Places Lists)

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park System by visiting North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park and affiliated sites Fort Union Trading Post and Knife River Indian Villages national historic sites. The Park Service also manages the Lewis and Clark Trail and North Country National Scenic Trail. 

Cowboy Up Tour (Best Places Lists)

Experience the Old West on a trip to connect with the legends who called North Dakota home. Click here for a printable version.

Get started on your very own bucket list of things to see and do in North Dakota

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.

Unique year-round camping option awaits in state parks
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Northcentral
Northcentral
Devils Lake, Devils Lake, ND 58301
Grahams Island State Park, located on Devils Lake, is named after the first known white settler...
Southeast
Southeast
North Elm Street and 36th Ave. N, Fargo, ND
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Southcentral
Southcentral
5001 Fernwood Dr, Bismarck, ND 58503
Celebrate the season at Papa's Pumpkin Patch, 5001 Fernwood Drive, Bismarck, ND. Our 2015 season...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Junction Highway 2 and Highway 3, Rugby, ND 58368
In January 1931, an U.S. Geological Survey determined the center of North America in Pierce...
Southeast
Southeast
1609 19th Ave. N., Fargo, ND 58102
Our Planes Fly! Blue skies prevail year round at the Fargo Air Museum, a premier flying museum in...
Northcentral
Northcentral
10939 Highway 281, Dunseith, ND 58329
Since 1932, nestled in the Turtle Mountains of North Dakota and Manitoba, the International Peace...
Northwest
Northwest
New Town, New Town, ND 58763
Breathtaking view of Lake Sakakawea, Badlands bluffs and the foundations of the underwater town...
Northcentral
Northcentral
109 Foussard Ave. SE, St. John, ND 58369
1899 Folk Victorian house eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Sites....
Southcentral
Southcentral
404 Louis L'Amour Lane, Jamestown, ND 58401
Take a step back in time at this re-created prairie town. Original buildings from the frontier...
Northwest
Northwest
15349 39th Ln NW, Williston, ND 58801
1866-1895. Army fort critical for US expansion. Sitting Bull surrendered here (1881). Exhibits in...
Events
Southwest
Southwest
May 28, 2016 - Jun 10, 2016
5195 County Rd 81, Mandan, ND 58554
The 2016 Trails4Transplants "Discover the Dakotas II" horse and ATV ride will begin on May 28....
Southeast
Southeast
Jun 03, 2016 - Jun 05, 2016
Chahinkapa Zoo and Park, Wahpeton, ND 58075
Blue Goose Days is a community event for the whole family! Parade, craft/vendor booths, wildlife...
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 04, 2016 - Jun 04, 2016
Chuckwagon Patio, Medora, ND 58645
Join us for this annual road race that winds its way through town and the scenic North Dakota...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 04, 2016 - Jun 04, 2016
Jamestown Reservoir, Jamestown, ND 58401
The Little Britches Fishing Tournament is held in conjunction with North Dakota Game & Fish's...
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 05, 2016 - Jun 05, 2016
Theodore Roosevelt National Park- South Unit, Medora, ND 58645
The Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association would like to invite you to our 62nd Annual...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 08, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016
871 Main St., Carrington, ND 58421
Four days of amazing birdwatching at the best places for birding in the Missouri Coteau. Observe...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 10, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016
Meidinger Park Field (15th Street and 17th Avenue), Jamestown, ND 58401
Kite Fest has become a premier kiting event, attracting kite enthusiasts from across the country...
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 18, 2016 - Jun 18, 2016
46.9587298,-103.505796, Medora, ND 58645
Bring your picnic lunch and join North Dakota Badlands Horse and Theodore Roosevelt National Park...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 18, 2016 - Jun 18, 2016
26th and Divide, Bismarck, ND 58501
Celebrate the longest day of the year with entertainment and a dance under the stars at The...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 19, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
Box 244, Jamestown, ND 58402-0244
Authentic week-long family wagon train trek across North Dakota prairies is a once-in-a-lifetime...
Deals
Northcentral
Northcentral
Rates from $40.00
Jan 31, 2016 - Jun 01, 2016
3750 BIA Road 10, Belcourt, ND 58316
ONLY 200 advanced tickets for $40 per person for weekend daily pass. (Does not include camping)....
Southeast
Southeast
$5 off purchase
May 01, 2016 - Dec 23, 2016
4143 153rd Av. SE, Casselton, ND 58059
Take a half-hour or hour long riding lesson and receive $5 off!
Packages
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2016 - Nov 30, 2016
Expressway Inn, Bismarck, ND 58504
DAKOTA ZOO Package!...
Southwest
Southwest
Oct 07, 2016 - Jan 13, 2017
532 15th St., Dickinson, ND 58601
$129 standard room or upgrade to a Suite for $149!...