Description - North Dakota lies on the central border between the United States and Canada. The Missouri River flows through the western regions of the state exiting into South Dakota. This area contains the largest parcels of public lands in North Dakota: Cedar River National Grasslands and Little Missouri National Grasslands. Several national wildlife refuges protect important waterfowl habitat on more than 100,000 acres in western North Dakota. Navigable rivers in the region include the Missouri River and its tributaries, the Little Missouri, Cannonball and Knife Heart.
- The three "must see" state parks in North Dakota are Fort Abraham Lincoln, Lake Sakakawea and Icelandic.
Follow the trail of America's legends in North Dakota. Lewis and Clark, Sakakawea, George Custer, Sitting Bull and Theodore Roosevelt lived out larger-than-life adventures here. Follow their footsteps and rediscover the past or make your own trail and discover North Dakota today.
Recreation - North Dakota state parks offer a full range of activities including camping, hiking, cycling, fishing, water sports, visitor centers, and more
Climate - North Dakota lies in the northwestern continental interior of the US. Characteristically, summers are hot, winters very cold, and rainfall sparse to moderate, with periods of drought. The average annual temperature is 40°F, ranging from 7°F in January to 69°F in July.
Detailed driving instructions and maps are available on the wildernet.com pages describing each North Dakota State Park.