MAJOR BACKPACKING TRAILS NORTH DAKOTA

NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL

When completed, this new National Scenic Trail will extend about 3,200 miles from North Dakota to New York. The North Dakota section will run about 435 miles. Portions are now open. Terrain here is sometimes hilly, but the walking is mostly easy.

The trail passes through Sheyenne National Grasslands in southeast North Dakota, follows the Sheyenne River for a long distance into the central part of the state, and terminates at the Missouri Oliver, in Lake Sakakawea State Park.

Camping Regulations: Within Sheyenne National Grasslands there are no designated sites, arid one may camp almost anywhere except at trailheads. Tents should be set up well off the trail. Campfires are allowed but discouraged. No permits are required.

Elsewhere the trail passes through state and private lands. Here camping is limited to designated areas. Not much of the trail has yet been completed on these lands, so few established campsites are currently available.

For Further Information: North Country Trail Association, P.O. Box 311, White Cloud, MI 49349.

NORTH DAKOTA CAMPING RESOURCES

INFORMATION ABOUT CAMPGROUNDS IN STATE PARKS AND FORESTS

North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department, 1424 West Century Avenue, Suite 202, Bismarck, ND 58501; (701)224-4887.

STATE HIGHWAY MAP AND TRAVEL INFORMATION North Dakota Tourism Promotion, Liberty Memorial Building, State Capitol Grounds, Bismarck, ND 58505; (800)437-2077 (out of state)/ (800)472-2100 (in state).

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