Wildlife & Nature

  • Governor's Photo Contest Honorable Mention (2012) - Tough Guy
  • Winter Bison
  • Birding in North Dakota
  • Bison in Badlands
  • Riverbend Overlook
  • Wind Canyon in Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  • Buffalo Statue
  • Bison Winter Coat
  • Birding in the Turtle Mountains
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit

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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Trip Ideas & Travel Information

Check out these attractions along the Lewis and Clark Trail

7 things to see and do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Enjoy quiet solitude in woodlands and trails along Missouri River
Park on the U.S.-Canada border is winter wonderland
Have a summer to remember by visiting unique North Dakota attractions
Experience the serene to the extreme in your own North Dakota adventure
Visit legendary places to learn North Dakota history the fun way

Unique, unusual and wild animals make visiting North Dakota zoos a must for families

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.

The never-ending fishing season in North Dakota is heating up.
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