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Little Missouri National Grasslands


With over 503,000 acres of public land in McKenzie County, the Little Missouri National Grasslands offer visitors some of the country's most diverse outdoor experience. Hiking, camping, horseback riding, photography, hunting, canoeing and backpacking enthusiasts are discovering the contrast between the rolling hills of tall prairie grasses and the stark badlands to be one of the nation's last great places.

Abundant deer, antelope, whitetail and mule deer, bighorn sheep, coyotes, sharptail grouse, pheasants, wild turkeys, eagles, falcons, and the busy prairie dogs make their home in the vast expanses of the National Grasslands.

The Little Missouri National Grasslands are a treasure of natural science, revealing secrets to scientists and others who come h ere to study and conduct research. Plants and animals, rocks and minerals, precious water resources and even the air have been studied in this unique outdoor laboratory. The resource provides much to the stability of the local economy with oil and gas production, cattle grazing, recreation, and paleontological and archeological digs.

Experience nature at its best where the rugged, unspoiled beauty of the badlands meet the wide open spaces of the prairie. It's as easy as driving to it!


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