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Devils Lake
Devils LakeNorth Dakotas largest natural lakeis home to a 1,142-acre park system including Grahams Island State Park and a boat access area on the east side of the lake, named Black Tiger Bay State Recreation Area. The lake is a closed drainage ba...
Devils Lake
This boat access area has two single-lane boat ramps, vault toilet and a large parking area for boat trailers. No overnight camping is permitted.
Arvilla
Situated on the meandering Turtle River, Turtle River State Park is located in a beautiful wooded valley. Constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the park offers year-round recreational activities, including camping, picnicking, ...
Cavalier
Located on the north shore of Lake Renwick, Icelandic State Park offers visitors not only a wide array of recreational opportunities, but also glimpses of North Dakotas homesteading heritage and its natural beauty. Boating, swimming and fishing fo...
Walhalla
Easy to get here... hard to leave. Geologist classify our area as being originally a part of the ocean changed by massive interval upheavals and covered with ice a mile thick. It then was flooded by a lake which covered the present city of Winnipeg...
Jamestown
The herd owned by the National Buffalo Museum is the only one in the world to have three white buffalo! These albino bison are the only ones in the world to have been DNA tested as all bison. These wild buffalo roam on over 200 acres and are sacred ...
Bottineau
Nestled in the scenic Turtle Mountains on the shores of Lake Metigoshe, Lake Metigoshe State Park was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and is one of the most popular year-round vacation spots in North Dakota. The...
Ft Ransom
North Dakotas homesteading heritage is preserved at Fort Ransom State Park. The park, nestled in the picturesque and heavily-wooded Sheyenne River Valley, officially opened in July 1979. This park is managed as a natural and scenic area, and is lo...
Center
Located along seven miles of the last free-flowing, undeveloped stretches of the Missouri River, North Dakotas Cross Ranch Centennial State Park is rich in both cultural and natural history. The park is purposely left primitive to preserve the lan...
Center
Wind, water and sand... these components sculpted North Dakota\\\'s wildly rugged Little Missouri Breaks Country. Called \\\"Mako Shika\\\" or \\\"where the land breaks\\\" by the Sioux, these unusual land formations offer the state\\\'s most awe-in...
Wishek
Located on the west shore of Beaver Lake, the park\'s gently rolling prairie provides scenic views for leisurely walks. In the summer, the lake attracts visitors for boating, canoeing, water skiing and fishing. The park has a colorful and historic...
Riverdale
Located on the south shore of Lake Sakakawea, adjacent to Garrison Dam, Lake Sakakawea State Park offers a wide range of water based recreational activities and facilities. The park has a full service marina, including boat rentals, convenience store...
Mandan
Located in the heart of the North Dakota badlands, Sully Creek is just minutes away from the historic town of Medora and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. This seasonal park is open from April 1 to November 30.
Wishek
Located on Green Lake, Doyle Memorial is leased by the city of Wishek. The area is popular for camping, fishing and boating. This small prairie park, established in 1925, occupies a peninsula jutting into Green Lake in the rolling farmland of sout...
Garrison
ou are invited to experience Lake Sakakawea\\\'s infamous Walleye, Northern Pike, Small Mouth Bass, and salmon fishing. Take in a Lewis and Clark trail site. Maybe hunting pheasants or waterfowl is your game? You will find it all at Indian Hills Reso...
Kenmare
Des Lacs NWR encompasses more than 19,500 acres along the Des Lacs River from the Canadian border to a point eight miles south of Kenmare, North Dakota. A mix of natural lakes and managed wetlands in the valley provide a haven for migrating and nesti...
Kenmare
Des Lacs NWR encompasses more than 19,500 acres along the Des Lacs River from the Canadian border to a point eight miles south of Kenmare, North Dakota. A mix of natural lakes and managed wetlands in the valley provide a haven for migrating and nesti...
Mobridge
Melting glaciers carved the valley of Hiddenwood Creek. Traditionally, this area was home for several American Indian tribes. In 1927, the Department of Game and Fish used a new technique called an earthen dam to make Lake Hiddenwood, one of the fi...
Epping
This scenic overlook just west of New Town provides views of Four Bears Bridge and Lake Sakakawea. During period of low water, glimpses can be seen of the town of Sanish, now covered by Lake Sakakawea. Interpretive signs about the creation of the ...
Epping
Lewis and Clark State Park is situated on one of the upper bays of Lake Sakakawea. The rugged buttes of the North Dakota Badlands display a towering backdrop to one of the state's best recreation areas. The park, of course, is named for the Corps ...
Medora
Become a Junior Ranger and member of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park Badlands Club. If you are between the ages of 2and 16, and come to the park, ask for a Junior Ranger Journal. Complete the activities and answer the questions while exploring t...
Minnesota
The Paul Bunyan Trail, over 100 miles in length, covers a large area. The trail now includes 80 paved miles. With 7 segment maps and over 14 individual city maps and descriptions.
Glendive
Makoshika State Park is located in the rugged badlands of eastern Montana in Glendive. The name Makoshika (Ma-ko'-shi-ka) is a variant of a Lakota phrase meaning land of bad spirits or "badlands". Although the area resembles the badlands of the Dak...
Chaska
A nature playground for the whole family with over 1,100 acres of gardens, woods and trails.
Interior
Containing the world's richest Oligocene epoch fossil beds, dating 37-28 million years old, the evolutionary stories of mammals such as the horse and rhinoceros arise from the 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires. Bison, bigh...
White Bear Township
A nature filled play area in the stunning Ramsey County.
Spearfish
Free! Features include 10 acres of grounds, a museum, vintage hardware and period buildings. Educational and fascinating.
Saint Croix
(348 Miles)
Saint Croix Falls
St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers offer 252 miles of clean water gliding past a lush green landscape, with glimpses of a human presence. Choose to canoe and camp amid the northwoods, or boat and fish surrounded by wooded bluffs and historic towns. This ...
The Mississippi
(351 Miles)
Saint Paul
Established in 1988, the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area includes 72 miles of the Mississippi River stretching from the cities of Dayton and Ramsey to just south of Hastings. One of the many fun places to go if you're looking for thing...
Teddy Bear Park
(357 Miles)
Stillwater
Offers a large, imaginative adventure playground with equipment designed for under 7s, and further open playspace around for older kids to play.
Spirit Lake
Marble Beach\\\'s campground is the largest in the Iowa Great Lakes region.Spirit Lake is the largest natural lake in Iowa and provides some of the best fishing in the state. Crandall\\\'s Beach provides a fine place for young and old to sunbathe and...
Hastings
At Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, we believe in fostering appreciation and inspiring stewardship of the natural world through quality environmental education, conservation practices, and outdoor experiences for all visitors. The beautiful...
Devils Tower
(371 Miles)
Devils Tower
Devils Tower rises 1267 feet above the Belle Fourche River. Once hidden, erosion has revealed Devils Tower. This 1347 acre park is covered with pine forests, woodlands, and grasslands. Deer, prairie dogs, and other wildlife are seen. Also known as B...
Custer
Custer State Park in the Black Hills encompasses 71,000 acres of spectacular terrain and an abundance of wildlife. Within the park, you'll discover a world of adventure!
Apostle Islands
(386 Miles)
Bayfield
Along windswept beaches and cliffs, visitors experience where water meets land and sky, culture meets culture, and past meets present. The 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland host a unique blend of cultural and natural resources. Lighthouses shine o...
O Neill
Kids who visit the Missouri National Recreational River are in for a treat! Recreational activities abound here. They include hiking, fishing, canoeing, boating, and picnicking, just to name a few.
Menomonie
Two of Dunn County’s premier natural and recreational destinations. Whether bicycling, skiing, hiking, walking or exploring, you will discover miles of spectacular natural beauty.
Sioux City
A visit to Stone Park would not be complete without a visit to the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. The center features a variety of interpretive displays, including a "walk-under" prairie, a 400-gallon aquarium of native fish, and natural history diora...
Sioux City
Welcome The Woodbury County Conservation Board invites you to explore nearly 5,000 acres of unique conservation lands. You will find a tremendous variety of outdoor recreational opportunities ranging from lake fishing to river canoeing, from swimmi...
Arco
Explore a weird and scenic landscape guaranteed to get the kids' imaginations going, with extensive lava fields and surreal natural features.
Oronoco
offers a seasonal family day out with pumpkin patch, corn maze, backwoods golf, wagon rides and domesticated animals to visit.
Crow Agency
This area memorializes one of the last armed efforts of the Northern Plains Indians to preserve their way of life. Here in 1876, 263 soldiers and attached personnel of the U.S. Army, including Lt. Col. George A. Custer, met death at the hands of sev...
Manitowish Waters
The North Lakeland Discovery Center is a community-based environmental learning center dedicated to exploring, preserving, and enhancing the Lakeland area\'s natural, cultural, and historic resources. The Center is located on a 66-acre site in the he...
Harrison
Museum, Miocene mammal fossil displays, 12 minute movie about the fossil discoveries. The Cook Collection of American Indian artifacts, beautiful and noteworthy pieces of handcrafted items given to rancher James Cook and his family. Two walking trail...
Loup Parks
(467 Miles)
Columbus
The District owns, operates and maintains five parks and recreation areas containing 265 acres of land and 1,100 acres of water. These facilities are open to the public from May 1 to November 1 (weather permitting). More than 150,000 people visit the...
Bighorn Canyon
(471 Miles)
Fort Smith
Immerse yourself in the relaxing surroundings of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. The canyon offers a diversified landscape of forest, mountains, upland prairie, deep canyons, broad valleys, high desert, lake and wetlands. Since the creation ...
Billings
This urban day-use park attracts visitors to swim, sailboard, and fish. A display in the Fish, Wildlife & Parks headquarters located on site provides weekday interpretation of the park. Plan to stretch your legs on a walk around the lake or stop by t...
Lake Minatare
(483 Miles)
Minatare
With more than 2,000 acres of water, there's plenty of room for exhilarating water sport fun. Jump in your speedboat and pull skiers around in the refreshing water, or settle onto the beach for an afternoon of sun tanning and swimming.
Houghton
Isle Royale
Iowa Arboretum
(491 Miles)
Madrid
A visit to the Iowa Arboretum's 378-acre facility located in scenic Boone County is an experience you won't want to miss. This site offers 40 acres developed as a 'Library of Living Plants' showcasing hundreds of species of trees, shrubs and flowers....

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