Cool off this summer by heading to all things water. Whether you are a swimmer, a boater, a fisher, or just a casual beachside stroller, any day trip to these spots in North Dakota will result in unforgettable memories of a perfect day.
1. Red River
All along the Red River of the North are the best spots for any sort of activity. Secluded spots in nature for a waterfront picnic as well as pleasant strolls along bridges in the cities the river runs through. Plenty of people also enjoy time on the Red kayaking or swimming.
2. Chase Lake
This unique lake in North Dakota is the mating grounds for thousands of pelicans every year. A visit here is one you won't soon forget. The amount of birds that use this place as a stopover for their migration is tremendous and you will see animals you can't see anywhere else in the state, all in this one spot.
3. Missouri River
The biggest river to make its way through the state is the Missouri River. There are some downright gorgeous spots along the banks to appreciate the mighty Missouri, especially in and around Bismarck-Mandan. If you're in the area, check out the Lewis & Clark Riverboat to experience the river on an authentic riverboat.
4. Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge
By far one of the gorgeous wildlife refuges ever, this amazing place is like something from a dream. The softly waving grass along the banks of the Des Lacs Lake is home to a variety of species that call the refuge home. It is a unique experience in itself.
5. Little Missouri River
The river that carved the badlands created some other absolutely breathtaking locations. All throughout the Theodore Roosevelt National Park and of course the Little Missouri State Park are great places to hike, bike, camp, picnic, or just take in the view.
6. Devils Lake
North Dakota's largest natural lake is a top year-round destination for some of the best fishing from both boat and shoreline. The shimmering waters are teeming with fish just waiting to be caught. Even if you're not interested in fishing, you can still enjoy the water from land and from in the water itself.
7. Lake Sakakwea
This massive lake is one of the state's favorite water spots and definitely a must visit for anyone. The activity options are limitless and are guaranteed to be a great time.
Where are your favorite waterfront spots in North Dakota? I quite enjoy a lot of the rivers in North Dakota, including
these rivers that make their way through the state. Some of the ones on this article were included there – check out which others made the list!