Tiny But Mighty, The Smallest State Park In North Dakota Is A Hidden Gem Worth Exploring
North Dakota is a state that has just over a dozen state parks; some of them are absolutely enormous (looking at you, Theodore Roosevelt National Park), but others are a lot less overwhelming. One of our favorite state parks in North Dakota of all time is, in fact, the smallest state park in the state: the delightful Sully Creek State Park is waiting for you to dip your toes in the water and maybe embark on an epic hiking journey! Come see why the smallest state park in ND is also among the best:
For more information about the smallest state park in ND, be sure to visit the Sully Creek State Park website to get all the info you’ll need to plan your getaway. Need more amazing North Dakota in your life? You might want to check out some of our favorite hiking trails in North Dakota while you’re at it.
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What are some little-known state parks in North Dakota?
North Dakota has plenty of amazing state parks, national parks, and dark sky parks to enjoy. But some of them may not be on your radar. Here are a few little-known state parks in North Dakota:
- Grahams Island State Park: It isn't every day you run into an island that has been designated a state park. That's what makes this hidden gem pretty special. Because it is surrounded by water you better believe the fishing is pretty incredible. One of the biggest draws is the camping. With over a hundred campsites from primitive to modern, and even a few cabins, you'll enjoy the great outdoors in numerous ways.
- Turtle River State Park: North Dakota may be known for its wide open prairies, but this state park has 775 acres of lush forest. Throw in the winding Turtle River, ten miles of hiking trails, and even a waterfall at a U-shaped dam, and you have a little bit of everything for your outdoor adventures.
- Little Missouri State Park: Head west of the Little Missouri River and Lake Sakakawea to find over 6,000 acres of rugged badlands in North Dakota at this scenic state park. It is the biggest state park in ND, but it is still a little hidden gem compared to its sister state South Dakota. (The largest state park in SD is a massive 71,000 acres) If you enjoy horseback riding, this is the place to go with numerous trails to explore that make you feel like you are discovering the Wild West.
- Lewis and Clark State Park: If you want a quiet place to explore nature, this state park will not disappoint. With beautiful buttes, open prairies, rolling hills, and miles of shimmering lakes, this state park is really something special. In fact, it is the largest mixed-grass prairie in North Dakota.
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