Get Your Outdoor Fix At These 10 State Parks In North Dakota
There are quite a few state parks to visit in North Dakota. Some are centered around lakes. Some contain dense forests, and others have winding rivers. They show every aspect of the Peace Garden State’s beautiful natural settings. Plus, they are packed with ways to enjoy the great outdoors: camping, hiking, swimming, boating, horseback riding – and the list goes on.
Ready to get your outdoor fix? Here are 10 of the best state parks in North Dakota.
North Dakota’s Parks and Recreation website can give you more information on each of these parks. What are your favorite state parks to visit in North Dakota? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!
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January 10, 2022
What are the most beautiful hikes in North Dakota?
The Maah Daah Hey trail, located inside Theodore Roosevelt National Park, is one of the most beautiful hiking trails in North Dakota. The entire trail system has over 100 miles of gorgeous views, but you can easily break the journey into shorter segments. Definitely add this one to your North Dakota nature bucket list. If you loved this, you should also check out the Wind Canyon Trail. This walkway is also tucked inside Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and it boasts extraordinary views of the Little Missouri River.
What hikes in North Dakota are best in the winter?
Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up indoors! If you’re itching to get outside, explore the Cottonwood Trail inside Cross Ranch State Park. This natural area sits near Hensler, and it’s ideal for skiing and snowshoeing. If you loved this, you should also venture through the Whitetail Trail inside Turtle River State Park. For more inspiration, check out our full list of the best winter hikes in North Dakota.
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Leah moved to North Dakota when she was 12 years old and has traveled from the Red River Valley to the badlands and many places in between. She loves small-town life and currently enjoys living on a small farm in the ND prairie. She's always had a passion for writing and has participated in novel writing challenges such as NaNoWriMo multiple times. Her favorite part about this job is recognizing small businesses that deserve a boost and seeing the positive affect her articles can have on their traffic, especially in rural areas that might have otherwise gone overlooked.