11 Great North Dakota Outdoor Adventures
From hiking and biking to fishing and golfing — and much, much more — North Dakota has many ways for you to Be Legendary. Here is a start to your next great adventure.
The links-style golf course is characterized with mounds, moguls, native grasses and pine trees interspersed with lakes styled in a dry southwestern arroyo landscape. The Arnold Palmer signature course opened in 2002 and is one of North Dakota’s premier golfing destinations.
Whether you prefer hiking, canoeing or kayaking, winding along the bends of the Pembina River through the panoramic Pembina Gorge is a must for any nature lover. Enjoy the recreational, historical and natural scenery opportunities of this scenic North Dakota nook.
Head to the full-service Woodland Resort for unbeatable boating and fishing. The resort also boasts a restaurant, cabins, motel, campground, bait shop and boat rentals, along with a full-service winter ice fishing headquarters with fish house rental and guided ice fishing packages available.
Devils Lake, ND
Nestled in the scenic Turtle Mountains on the shores of Lake Metigoshe, this state park includes several miles of rolling hills and multi-use trails. Amazing canoeing, kayaking and fishing opportunities abound on one of the cleanest natural fresh-water lakes in North Dakota. Cabin rentals are available in summer and winter.
Located beside Lake Sakakawea, the largest man-made lake in the nation, Garrison attracts thousands of visitors each year to its lake for recreational fishing. Beautiful sunsets and clean fresh air make for a restful and rejuvenating experience.
Known for its quaint country setting, genuine hospitality, delicious homemade food, Juneberry pie and pan-fried walleye, this resort is a fishing and boating paradise. Check out the full-service restaurant, cabins, kayaks, canoes, boat rentals, birding activities, golfing, Lewis and Clark trail, and tipi camping.
Take in spectacular views along the 14-mile scenic drive, which features turnouts with interpretive signs. Self-guided nature trails take you through coulees and breaks. Visit the prairie dog town, Oxbow Overlook and the Edge of Glacier Pullout and keep an eye out for buffalo, deer, elk, bighorn sheep and wild horses.
The 18-hole course will play to a par-72 and you will have the choice of five tee boxes. Course terrain ranges from the walkable Little Missouri bottoms to the challenging elevation changes and dramatic setting of the Badlands section.
This 144-mile trail runs through the South Unit and the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and offers hiking and biking in badland and rolling prairie landscapes, along with opportunities for overnight camping and wildlife sightings that include mule deer, coyotes, an occasional golden eagle, bison and feral horses.
Architect Jim Engh has created a wonderful course that presents the player with a Scottish-links look but also a modern touch. Engh uses elevation changes, native prairie grasses, large greens and four tee boxes to give players of any ability a chance to enjoy a great golf experience.
This trail is a premier footpath that links communities, forests and prairies across seven northern states. Much of the NCNST in North Dakota is located on open, rolling prairie, perfect for scenic strolls and photo ops.