Take This Unforgettable Road Trip To 5 Of North Dakota’s Least-Visited State Parks

When it comes to state parks in North Dakota, there are over a dozen, each offering its own unique history and scenic beauty. And while many folks are aware of the biggies, there are some little guys that deserve some of the attention as well. And better still, you’ll experience fewer crowds!  This epic road trip to five of the least-visited (but no less awe-inspiring) state parks in the least-visited state have you covered. And you’ll learn all sorts of fun stuff along the way. Follow along on the official route map!

So, how about you? Do you have any plans for an upcoming road trip in North Dakota? Tell us your thoughts in the comments (and let us know which one of these five state parks in North Dakota is your favorite)!

If you’re looking for other North Dakota adventures, check out these creepy ghost towns.

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State parks in North Dakota

August 06, 2022

Are there any waterfall hikes in North Dakota?

You’re in luck because there are quite a few beautiful waterfall hikes in the Peace Garden State. Among them is a hidden gem called Mineral Springs Waterfall. Located in the Sheyenne State Forest, it offers amazing views of the surrounding forest terrain. It’s only a little over a two-mile hike to get to the falls, so be sure to pack a few snacks or lunch for a picnic and take your time and enjoy the scenery along the way.

I’m looking for a romantic getaway in North Dakota.

One of the best places for a romantic getaway in North Dakota is the town of Minot. At just under a two-hour drive straight north from the capital of Bismarck, it's a close and easily accessible town. Once here, you'll find a handful of bed and breakfast inns, each offering its own unique flavor and flair. If you do decide that you want to get out and about, you can visit the Scandinavian Heritage Park, the Roosevelt Park Zoo, or go golfing, fishing, or hiking. There are quite a few delicious restaurants in town as well.

Where can I find the best burgers in North Dakota?

Folks in North Dakota love their beef! So, don't worry, there are lots of places to find the best burgers in North Dakota. Almost everywhere all over the state, the locals have their favorites so you really can't go wrong. Just a few to get you going are Scotty's Drive-In in Bismarck, White Maid Diner & Bar in Napoleon, and Sickie's Garage Burgers & Brews, which has several locations.