What to See When You RV - North Dakota Edition

Posted on August 27, 2018

 

Even though North Dakota is the least visited state in the country, you might think it lacks appeal, but you would be wrong. The top attractions in North Dakota are more than a collection of parks and museums, they are unique, unusual places for most but are common among the residents.

Have you ever gone ice fishing? Well, you can at several different lakes, such as Lake Sakakawea in central North Dakota and Devils Lake in the city of the same name. Holes are drilled in the ice, and, for raw adventure, you can choose a sleeper house where you are basically camping and fishing on ice. They are usually furnished with sleeping cots, a table and chairs and a toilet outside.

See the legendary albino buffalo in Jamestown as they roam freely in a meadow, along with a herd of normal-colored bison, so you can likely glimpse them while driving your RV down Interstate 94. Go into town to see “Frontier Village,” which offers a plethora of interesting buildings replicating an Old West town and gaze at the sculpture of a 60-ton buffalo.

Embrace the wonders of nature in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, touting amazing views and hundreds of miles of winding trails on which you can hike or bike. Get up close and personal with feral and semi-feral horses at Nokota Horse Preservation Ranch, where you can camp right in the middle of pastures where the equines wander. Rent a horse and ride across the foothills. See horses roam the prairie in their natural environment. They are intelligent, playful and trained easily, which makes for a safe riding experience. Sleep under the stars on the wide-open prairie of Sheyenne National Grassland near Fargo. This is nature at its finest.

Go inside the dwellings of the re-created Native American Village at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park in Mandan. Step back in time at the replica of General Custer’s house. Take the kids to Raging Rivers Waterpark and relax while they enjoy the tube slides, body slides, and a lazy river. Let someone else do the driving in an open-air trolley to see the countryside and view wildlife in their natural setting.

Williston has national and state parks, golf, historic sites, concerts in the park, and hunting and fishing galore. Pull your Class A or Class C motorhome into your campsite and plan day trips to see as much of this city as possible. There are many family-friendly activities, such as movies, bowling, go-karts, ice skating, and swimming. Go bird watching, canoeing, and kayaking to round out an interesting visit. Lewis and Clark State Park highlight their expedition, and you can follow the trails throughout the park, which lead to many wildlife habitats.

Your motorhome is the perfect vantage spot from which to view picture postcard scenery. Walhalla is only five miles from Canada and is a popular skiing destination. Bring your skis along in your Class A toy hauler to enjoy the slopes in winter or hiking and biking equipment for summer fun. While in the area, visit Pembina overlooking the grand forest at Pembina Gorge.

If your need is not as great as for a large model diesel RV or gas RV, Thor Motor Coach manufactures an RUV (recreational utility vehicle), which has remarkable amenities for a shorter version coach. Whatever type of rig you choose, the ride will be comfortable and satisfying.

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