There is currently three National Park Service Site in North Dakota and 3 associated sites.

Official National Parks of North Dakota

Associated sites of North Dakota

  • Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
  • North Country National Scenic Trail
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North Dakota National Parks

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail follows the route Meriwether Lewis and William Clark took across the United States’ newly purchased territory.  The trail starts at Camp Dubois, Illinois and passes thru Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and ends in Washington.  The trail is a combination of auto, land and water routes.

The Lewis and Clark expedition started in May 1804 with the goal to find a practical route across the western region of North America. They were to lay claim to these lands to limit European expansion.  The expedition was a success.  Lewis and Clark crossed the Louisiana purchase and made it to the Pacific Ocean.  They recorded the plants, animals, and landscapes as they traveled.  They laid the foundations for future relationships with the American Indian tribes of the relationships.

The trail was established on November 10, 1978.  There are over 100 stops along the trail.

Photo Credit – NPS

North Country National Scenic Trail

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