There is currently three National Park Service Site in North Dakota and 3 associated sites.
Official National Parks of North Dakota
- Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
- Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
- Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Associated sites of North Dakota
- Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
- North Country National Scenic Trail
North Dakota National Parks
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park preserves the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s 1805-1806 winter encampment site. The area protects a replica of Fort Clatsop and other sites associated with the encampment. These sites include the Fort to Sea Trail, Clark’s Dismal Nitch, Netul Landing, Saltworks, and Station Camp.
This site celebrated the completion of Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery. They reached their goal of reaching the Pacific Ocean. Once here, they spent the winter before heading home to share their discoveries. They built a small fort called Fort Clatsop for the winter. While there, they developed relationships with the indigenous people before heading back east. When they left Fort Clatsop, they turned the fort over to the local tribe.
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park was established on May 29, 1958, as Fort Clatsop National Memorial. On October 20, 2004, the park was expanded and renamed Lewis and Clark National Historical Park and includes sites in both Oregon and Washington.
North Country National Scenic Trail
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