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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Diggin' dinosaurs (Articles)
Dinosuars called North Dakota home long before humans showed up
Pheasant hunting experience in North Dakota: Legendary
Location in Central Flyway makes state prime for duck and goose hunting

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.

North Dakota is famous for its lakes and rivers. Here are some of the best places to drop a line.

With more wildlife refuges than any other state, North Dakota is the place for animal lovers.
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Featured Listings
Northeast
Northeast
8735 130th Ave. NE, Mountain, ND 58262
Historic, picturesque country estate, bed and breakfast offerings and bus tours welcomed, flower...
Southcentral
Southcentral
7745 11th Street SE, Pingree, ND 58476-8308
Arrowwood's 16,000 acres of lakes, marshes, prairie grasslands, wooded coulees and cultivated...
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,...
Southcentral
Southcentral
2210 71st Ave. SE, Pingree, ND 58476
Tour a working buffalo ranch. Tours conducted only for groups of 10 or more. Guided waterfowl,...
Northcentral
Northcentral
1 Winter Park Road, Bottineau, ND 58318
Discover this family-friendly winter resort featuring skiing, tubing and snowboarding on a wide...
Northwest
Northwest
12942 Beicegel Creek Road, Grassy Butte, ND 58634
Breathtaking views of the Badlands await you during your stay at the "Bunkhouse," located near...
Northeast
Northeast
210 DeMers Ave., East Grand Forks, MN 56721
This large retail sporting goods store features a 10,000-gallon aquarium where you can see native...
Northwest
Northwest
11308 59th St. NW, Ray, ND 58849
Private waterfront cabin sleeps 12, two decks, fully equipped kitchen, private dock, wood...
Southwest
Southwest
207 Court St., Amidon, ND 58620
Campground surrounded by wide open spaces and filled with abundant wildlife and within view of...
Southeast
Southeast
1004 R.J. Hughes Drive, Wahpeton, ND 58075
Chahinkapa Zoo is committed to its mission of environmental education, wildlife conservation and...
Events
Southcentral
Southcentral
May 01, 2015 - May 01, 2015
Heritage Center, Bismarck, ND 58501
The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015 with...
Southwest
Southwest
May 01, 2015 - May 02, 2015
1865 Empire Road, Dickinson, ND 58601
Vendors from all over will be displaying and demonstrating the newest for 2015. Ice shacks, guns,...
Southeast
Southeast
Jun 05, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015
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 07, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015
Theodore Roosevelt National Park- South Unit, Medora, ND 58645
The Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association would like to invite you to our 61st Annual...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 10, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015
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, 2015 - Jun 15, 2015
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...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 19, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015
Pipestem Trail, Jamestown, ND 58401
The Off-Road Festival is a three-day event with various competitions for participants to choose...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jun 28, 2015 - Jun 28, 2015
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 10, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015
500 17th St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Celebrate White Cloud's birthday with city-wide activities, including a kids' carnival, Wild West...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Sep 13, 2015 - Oct 24, 2015
5001 Fernwood Dr, Bismarck, ND 58503
Celebrate the season at Papa's Pumpkin Patch. Since 1983, thousands of people have made it...
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....
Southcentral
Southcentral
Rates from $129.95
Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015
180 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
Flying out for a relaxing weekend or a long business trip is now easier and more economical, with...
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
Northcentral
Northcentral
Free entry to the festival for the day with purchase of
Apr 03, 2015 - Oct 03, 2015
2005 Burdick Expressway E., Minot, ND 58701
Starting May 18, 2015. Purchase your Great Hall of The Vikings Concert Tickets and receive FREE...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Rates from $20 per night
Sep 26, 2015 - Oct 03, 2015
2005 Burdick Expressway E., Minot, ND 58701
Are you a member of Good Sam Club? Good Sam Club members receive exclusive parking and discounted...
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....