Wildlife & Nature

  • Lake Metigoshe State Park
  • Pembina Gorge
  • Birders on the hunt
  • Badlands Camping
  • Birding
  • Lake Metigoshe State Park
  • Bison herd in park
  • Turtle Mountains
  • Peace Garden Peace Poles
  • Birding a relaxing activity

Get back to real nature, breathe fresh North Dakota air and explore diverse landscapes that include Badlands, rivers, lakes and national and state parks. View birds, buffalo, deer, elk, antelope and plenty of other wildlife or plan a fishing or big game hunting trip. Click here for more Wildlife and Nature in North Dakota.

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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.

Long before there were scenic byways, there was the Missouri River. Lewis and Clark took it to the Rocky Mountains and back home. Today, you can travel along the water route and see an array of attractions along the way, including Garrison Dam.

Ruggedly beautiful Little Missouri State Park a scenic wonder

Explorers Lewis and Clark were among the earliest visitors to North Dakota. They mapped out a trail for you to follow through North Dakota.

Visitors to the three units of Theodore Roosevelt National Park find the dramatic scenery and recreational opportunities awe-inspiring.

Enjoy quiet solitude in woodlands and trails along Missouri River
Park on the U.S.-Canada border is winter wonderland
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