Nature & Outdoors

  • Pheasant hunters
  • Jennifer Hellzen
  • Lake Metigoshe State Park
  • A Chance Encounter
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback riding in the Badlands
  • Petrified Forest in Badlands
  • Caprock Coulee
  • Hiking Pembina Gorge
  • International Peace Garden
  • Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park - South Unit
  • Fall - North Dakota Style
  • Find your Legendary in North Dakota: National Park
  • Find your Legendary in North Dakota: Outdoor Adventure
  • Find your Legendary in North Dakota: Outdoors
  • Mountain Bike in North Dakota!
  • Find your Legendary in North Dakota: Golf

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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Campfire, s'mores and starry nights – click to discover great camping
 

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North Dakota Park Service is celebrating 50 years this summer. Click here to view the celebration dates at each park. Scenic beauty and enticing outrdoor recreation await at North Dakota's 13 state parks. Hike, bike, swim and sleep under the stars.

8 Cozy Cabin Getaways (Best Places Lists)

Cabins are a great way to wind down after a day on the trail.

On the road again (Articles)
Spring means runners are back on the road
Diggin' dinosaurs (Articles)
Dinosuars called North Dakota home long before humans showed up
Pheasant hunting experience in North Dakota: Legendary

Games, refreshments, entertainment and row and rows of pumpkins. It won't be long before pumpkin patches around the state open in preparation for Halloween.

Looking for wildlife? Waterfowl, raptors, deer, moose and other species of wildlife can be seen.

The 53-mile Turtle Mountain Scenic Byway leads through forested hills in north-central North Dakota.

Take an amazing 14-mile ride through Badlands terrain.

This 22-mile backway begins in Vang and ends in Cavalier. Some of it is gravel.

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Featured Listings
Northcentral
Northcentral
Minnewaukan, Minnewaukan, ND 58351
Northeast
Northeast
8735 130th Ave. NE, Mountain, ND 58262
Historic, picturesque country estate, bed and breakfast offerings and bus tours welcomed, flower...
Northcentral
Northcentral
East Main, Hurdsfield, ND 58451
Fully furnished hunting houses in the heart of the Central Flyway. This is pothole country...
Northwest
Northwest
Williston, Williston, ND 58801
Pavilion, 15 electrical sites, tenting.
Northcentral
Northcentral
PO Box 425, Devils Lake, ND 58301
Southcentral
Southcentral
4 miles east Highway 10, Bismarck, ND
18 Holes Par 72 6,494 Yards Slope 70.3 Rating 125 Green Fees $65
Southcentral
Southcentral
7745 11th Street SE, Pingree, ND 58476-8308
Arrowwood's 16,000 acres of lakes, marshes, prairie grasslands, wooded coulees and cultivated...
Southcentral
Southcentral
4764 Highway 11, Ashley, ND
9 holes Par 35 2,800 yards Slope 67.4/Rating 119 Green fees $10
Southeast
Southeast
1748 118th Ave SE, Luverne, ND 58056
Adjacent to east and west Ashtabula Crossing campgrounds.Restaurant, lounge, paddleboats,...
Northcentral
Northcentral
3275 11th St NW, Coleharbor, ND 58531
"Wild beasts and birds are by right not the property merely of the people who are alive today,...
Events
Southeast
Southeast
Jun 01, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015
17385 County Road 4, Colfax, ND 58018
Welcome to Crooked Lane Farm, a small family farm located on the banks of the Wild Rice River...
Southwest
Southwest
Sep 12, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
PO Box 198, Medora, ND 58645
Don't miss this beautiful photo-taking opportunity as hot air balloons fly over the North Dakota...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Sep 13, 2015 - Oct 24, 2015
5001 Fernwood Drive, Bismarck, ND 58503
 ...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Sep 25, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015
Citywide, Maddock, ND 58348
The Maddock Rural Renaissance Festivalcontinues to be very successful and adds new and exciting...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Sep 26, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015
3805 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58501
Enjoy bushels of fun at the ninth annual Applefest at Buckstop Junction, supporting the Bismarck...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Oct 17, 2015 - Oct 24, 2015
5 NE Third St., Kenmare, ND 58746
8 Day Hunting Festival...
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 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 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
Southeast
Southeast
Rates from $15
Apr 01, 2014 - Oct 31, 2015
3473 Woodland Park, Valley City, ND 58072
MONDAY-THURSDAY ** Tee off before Noon** $15 for 9 holes + cart or $25 for 18 holes + cart....
Packages
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2015 - Nov 30, 2015
Expressway Inn, Bismarck, ND 58504
DAKOTA ZOO Package!...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2015 - Nov 15, 2015
180 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
Expressway Suites...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015
Expressway Inn, Bismarck, ND 58504
The Park and Fly package for only $114.95*, includes One night stay and up to 10 days parking....