North Dakota July 21, 2017
8 Off-The-Grid Destinations In North Dakota That Will Take You Away From It All
If you feel you need to get away from it all, and we mean really get away, then North Dakota might have the just the spot for you. There are plenty of cities and small towns here, but between them there are huge expanses of land with some of the most remote places you can find. These are great for immersing yourself in nothing but nature with no interruptions. They will truly take you away from it all.
1. North Dakota's most remote spot
This is literally the most remote spot in North Dakota, out in the Fort Berthold Reservation near Lake Sakakawea. It is at least a couple miles from any road and far from any town, and it is beautiful. You can learn more about it
2. Eagle Ridge Lodge - Medora
Skip the busy hotels and campgrounds in Medora and experience the sights of the badlands at this beautiful lodge. It's perched up on the top of one of the buttes and overlooks the scenery in the best way. The accommodations are great, too, and it is definitely one of the best places to enjoy that part of North Dakota at. The Eagle Ridge Lodge is located at 3653 W River Road, Medora, ND 58645.
3. White Butte - Amidon
Way out in the southwest corner of North Dakota is the state's highest point, White Butte. You can hike up the butte's trails and see the huge expanse of prairie below. This spot is pretty far from civilization and it'll make you feel you are hundreds of miles away from it all. The closest town is Amidon, a tiny town with only 21 residents.
4. Little Missouri National Grassland
This huge grassland encompasses both units of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park and then some. It is absolutely massive and has lots of options for trails, camping, and scenic routes by road, all of which will take you far away from everything.
5. Icelandic State Park - Cavalier
Way up north near the Canadian border is this stunning state park. It's near Cavalier, North Dakota, and not much else. The wetlands, dense forests, and gorgeous Lake Renwick make this spot a fantastic place to immerse yourself in nature.
6. Coteau des Prairies Lodge - Havana
Down in the south central region of North Dakota in what is known as the Prairie Coteau - one of the largest natural native northern tallgrass prairies in the country - is a lodge that has everything you need for a wonderful, relaxing getaway. It is far from any place and has absolutely stunning, panoramic views. The lodge itself is nothing short of luxury. Coteau des Prairies Lodge is located at 9953 141st Ave SE, Havana, ND 58043.
7. Sheyenne National Grassland
Located in the eastern region of North Dakota somewhat near the town of Lisbon is the Sheyenne National Grassland. The North Country Scenic Trail goes through here and will take you along the sandy hills and through natural native prairies, and it certainly will take you far away from any city.
8. Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge
Up in the northwest region of North Dakota is this quiet and beautiful wildlife refuge. There are tons of birds here that make it a fantastic birding spot. You can get out of your car and take a hike on one of their trails or take an auto tour from behind the wheel. Whatever you do, you'll be surrounded by nothing but the natural landscapes of North Dakota.
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