Lake Metigoshe

International Peace Garden

One of the best spots for water recreation in North Dakota’s North Central region is Lake Metigoshe. Often called the ‘Jewel of the Turtle Mountains’, the 1500-acre lake extends into Manitoba, Canada with the top portion home to many Canadian…

Bowman Haley Lake

Bowman Haley Lake, located in Southwestern North Dakota, was once a Sioux hunting ground. Bowman Haley Lake is now a 1,740-acre lake surrounded by rolling grasslands. Year-round recreational opportunities include camping, fishing, hunting, boating, and picnicking. Bowman Haley Lake, which…

Lake Darling

Sharp-Tailed Courtship Dance-Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge

Lake Darling is the focal point of the Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge located in northwest North Dakota. The Refuge is beautifully situated along a narrow band of river bottom woodlands, gentle rolling hills, and fertile floodplains. Lake Darling was…

Devil’s Lake ND

Sullys Hill National Wildlife Reserve

Spring 2011: Water levels continue to rise with melting snow and spring rains, reaching 1,453 feet above sea level and about 177,000 acres in April. As the largest natural freshwater lake in North Dakota, Devil’s Lake is one of the…

Lake Ashtabula

Lake Ashtabula is located among the gentle rolling prairies of southeastern North Dakota. Stretching 27 miles along the Sheyenne River, Lake Ashtabula offers visitors a wide range of recreation opportunities year round, including fishing, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, boating, camping, swimming…

Pipestem Lake

Pipestem Lake stretches five and a half miles long on Pipestem Creek in south-central North Dakota, just a few miles north of Jamestown. With 840 acres and 45 miles of shoreline, Pipestem Lake offers many recreational activities such as camping,…

Lake Sakakawea

Shore View of Lake Sakakawea

The second-largest reservoir by surface acreage in the United States (and third-largest in volume), Lake Sakakawea stretches 178 miles from Garrison Dam northwest to Williston, North Dakota, and has a surface area of about 382,000 acres. Lake Sakakawea averages between…