Wildlife & Nature

  • Bison herd in park
  • Lake Metigoshe State Park
  • Peace Garden Peace Poles
  • Turtle Mountains
  • Bird Watching
  • Birding a relaxing activity
  • Hiking
  • Tiger at Dakota Zoo
  • Fort Ransom State Park
  • Sunrise at Buck Hill

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
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. 

Now is the time to start planning your summer trips to 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.

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.

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Southcentral
Southcentral
At the Pipestem Dam, 4 miles north of Jamestown, just off Hwy 281, Jamestown, ND 58401
This winding 8-mile trail packs plenty of heart-pumping fun into a relatively small area. If...
Northcentral
Northcentral
10939 Highway 281, Dunseith, ND 58329
Since 1932, nestled in the Turtle Mountains of North Dakota and Manitoba, the International Peace...
Northeast
Northeast
20 miles west of Grand Forks on Highway 2, Arvilla, ND 58502
Constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the park is located in a beautiful...
Southeast
Southeast
Fort Ranson, Fort Ransom, ND 58033
Rich in history and plant diversity. Located on the Sheyenne River valley. Deer and other...
Northeast
Northeast
Highway 5, Cavalier, ND 58502
Icelandic State Park is home to the Pioneer Heritage Center, Gunlogson Homestead and Historic...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Western edge of Turtle Mountains, Highway 43, Bottineau, ND 58318
"Stonehenge" of the prairie has breathtaking view overlooking farmland west of the Turtle...
Northwest
Northwest
19 miles southeast on Highway 1804, Epping, ND 58843
Situated on one of the upper bays of Lake Sakakawea, the rugged buttes of the North Dakota...
Northeast
Northeast
Rendezvous Region, Walhalla, ND
The Pembina Gorge extends from the Canadian border west of Walhalla and encompasses one of the...
Northwest
Northwest
15349 39th Lane N.W., Williston, ND 58801
Museum exhibits and interpretive walking trail tell the stories of the Confluence. Store, walking...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Highway 200A from Washburn to Stanton, Washburn, ND 58577
This byway highlights fantastic views of the Missouri River Valley along with some of the state...
Events
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...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jun 04, 2016 - Jun 04, 2016
Fort Stevenson State Park, Garrison, ND 58540
Enjoy a ranger-guided hike through the park's native prairie. Hike will start at the Guardhouse...
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 08, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016
Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge, Jamestown, ND 58401
Four days on a prairie wild with wetlands and wavy, open meadows. Here is your chance to visit...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jun 26, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016
Fort Stevenson State Park, Garrison, ND 58540
Fort Stevenson State Park would like to thank everyone by waiving the vehicle entrance fee during...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jul 08, 2016 - Jul 10, 2016
500 17th St. SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Celebrate White Cloud's birthday with city-wide activities, including a kids' carnival, Wild West...
Southeast
Southeast
Oct 30, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016
1004 RJ Hughes Drive, Wahpeton, ND 58075
Come trick or treat with the animals through the Chahinkapa Zoo. Great family event for all ages....
Deals
Northcentral
Northcentral
$10 off purchase
Mar 13, 2016 - Jun 01, 2016
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Northcentral
Northcentral
Rates from $40.00
Jan 31, 2016 - Jun 01, 2016
3750 BIA Road 10, Belcourt, ND 58316
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Southcentral
Southcentral
Rates from $259.95
Jan 27, 2016 - Jan 04, 2017
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Southcentral
Southcentral
$1 off with purchase of medium or large prepared beverage
Sep 24, 2016 - Sep 24, 2016
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Northcentral
Northcentral
Buy 10 nights, get 11th free
Apr 23, 2014 - May 23, 2020
215 Highway 2 E., Devils Lake, ND 58301
Stay 10 nights get the 11th night free or $40.00 cash
Southwest
Southwest
Rates from $149.98 for 2 nights stay
Feb 22, 2016 - May 31, 2016
1170 Roughrider Blvd., Dickinson, ND 58601
Winter Weekend Getaway $149.98 Two Night Stay...
Northcentral
Northcentral
$20 off per night
Jun 01, 2015 - Jun 01, 2016
1900 72nd St. NW, Minot, ND 58703
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Southwest
Southwest
Packages starting at $65 per night
Mar 25, 2016 - Jun 01, 2016
229 15th St. W., Dickinson, ND 58601
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Southeast
Southeast
$5 off purchase
May 01, 2016 - Dec 23, 2016
4143 153rd Av. SE, Casselton, ND 58059
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Southcentral
Southcentral
Rates from $129.95
Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2016
180 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
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Southcentral
Mar 15, 2016 - Nov 30, 2016
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