There are many popular parks throughout North Dakota. Theodore Roosevelt National Park, anything around Lake Sakakawea, Lake Metigoshe State Park… the list goes on. They’re all well-loved and for good reason, but they aren’t the only recreation areas in the state. An often overlooked park is located in Barnes County, not far from the town of Kathryn. This lesser-known park in North Dakota is the definition of a hidden gem, and it’s just waiting for you to discover it.

Barnes County Parks has a webpage for Clausen Springs Recreation Area if you’d like to find out more information.

Had you ever heard of this spot before? It’s not one of the more popular parks, but it definitely deserves some recognition. If you know of other parks or nature areas in North Dakota that not enough people know about, be sure to share them on our nomination page. In the meantime, here is a list of some of the best state parks in ND.

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