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TABLE OF CONTENTS DISCOVER DEVILS LAKE PAGES 6-19 Explore North Dakota’s largest freshwater lake and the city that bears the same name.

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SOUTHWEST ROAD TRIP PAGES 20-31 From Ft. Totten to Harvey. Includes Ft. Totten State Historic Site, White Horse Hill, Lonetree WMA, DPRCA Theatre and communities in between.

MAP & POINTS OF INTEREST PAGES 32-38 Photo Credit: ND Tourism

NORTHWEST ROAD TRIP PAGES 39-45 From Minnewaukan to Rugby. Lake Access, Dale & Martha Hawk Museum and the Geographical Center of North America.

NORTHEAST ROAD TRIP PAGES 46-59 Explore the Rendezvous Region. The communities of Langdon, Walhalla and Grafton are all on the scenic backway. Take a drive and see what they have to offer.

SOUTHEAST ROAD TRIP PAGES 60-68 From Lakota to Aneta. Points of Interest along this route include Stump Lake Park, the City of McVille and Kelly Slough Wildlife Refuge.

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WELCOME TO THE LAKE REGION  While the Lake Region has traditionally been considered the top waterfowl hunting area in North Dakota, it has developed in recent years into one of the most outstanding year-around recreation centers in the North Central region of the United States.  This increased recreation interest has been brought up by the higher water level of Devils Lake, which rose steadily from the 1970s to the 2000s. Throughout the past five years, the lake level has lowered because the state’s outlets located on the west end and the east end of Devils Lake have worked off and on to make it so. The level in the main lake is currently at 50 feet, and the shoreline has expanded to create excellent spawning conditions.  Fishing, both summer and winter, is among the best in North Dakota, with such species as northern pike, walleyes, muskies, bluegills, perch and white bass abounding in the waters of Devils Lake, thanks to the stocking efforts of the North Dakota Game & Fish Department in recent years.  Boating, regattas, camping and other outdoor activities all contribute to making the Lake Region the top recreation area that it is.  Several other lakes in the area, such as Page 6

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Wood Lake, Cavanaugh Lake and Stump Lake, as well as the very east end of Devils Lake, also offer good fishing and boating activity with several campgrounds and bait shops to accommodate visitors.  If you prefer to spend your time in Lake Region indoors, spend a weekend at Spirit Lake Casino, for gaming, lodging and great food at The View. Or wander around downtown and take in the history tour, grab lunch at one of the restaurants and do some shopping.  Take some time to explore the Lake Region this summer, and you’ll bring home a cooler of fish and an abundance of memories!

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PEMBINA HILLS, COTEAUS AND PRAIRIES  There are many ways to enjoy the Pembina Hills, which is really a gorge carved by the Pembina River. More and more people have been planning a trip through the area on their way to the Peace Garden or elsewhere. The area is a very scenic contrast to the fertile plains east, north and south bordering the hills.  The meandering Pembina River attracts canoeing enthusiasts to its secluded landscape. Hikers enjoy many of the pathways leading to the river and a favorite fishing spot. Horseback riders also enjoy the scenic terrain.  If country life and small town hospitality are to your liking, you’ll find it right here. Many summer and fall activities take place in the New Rockford, Carrington and Harvey areas, as well as east of Devils Lake in the Lakota, Tolna, McVille, Park River, Cavalier, Grafton, Walhalla and Langdon areas. Hunting, fishing, camping and canoeing provide plenty of fun in the summer and fall. The festivities provide a pleasant change of pace to the every day rat race, as well as the


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recreational opportunities.  An increasing number of recreational interests are found throughout the year. Sightseers enjoy the views, especially in the fall when trees are painted many different colors. Hunting is among the best in North Dakota. Wild turkeys, grouse, waterfowl, moose, deer and elk have found the Pembina Valley a haven. Some of the best moose and elk hunting in North Dakota exists right here in this virtually unexplored wilderness.  Another favorite time of the year is winter. Carved into the heavily wooded Pembina Hills is an excellent area for downhill skiing. And if downhill skiing isn’t your cup of tea, try the area’s cross-country ski trails, which are ideally suited to explore snow covered hills.  Snowmobilers find this an exciting vacation spot. State snowmobile trails give riders a scenic view few others have seen, not to mention a challenging ride.  No wonder they call it the “Valley of the Gods.” There’s something for everyone, in any season!

Seed Potatoes Bedding Plants Vegetable Plants Bulk Seed Trees • Shrubs

Flower arrangements for all occasions, house plants and balloons.

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DEVILS LAKE BASIN BOATING ACCESS 1. PELICAN LAKE BAY 15 miles west of Devils Lake on ND Highway 19. Paved access road, trash receptacles. ND Game & Fish Dept. - 701-328-6346. 2. MINNEWAUKAN DUMPGROUND 1.5 miles south of Minnewaukan on old U.S. Highway 281. Gravel access road. Minnewaukan Community Club - 701-3515394. 3. ROUND LAKE BAY 3 miles south of Minnewaukan on U.S. Highway 281. (Paved access road, trash receptacles. Minnewaukan Community Club - 701-351-5394. 4. GRAHAMS ISLAND STATE PARK 10 miles west of Devils Lake on ND Highway 19, then 6 miles south. Paved access road, fish cleaning facility, developed and primitive camping, security lights, picnic shelter, trash receptacles , concession, lodging, access fee, RV dump station. ND Parks & Recreation 701-766-4015. 5. SCHWAB LANDING 7 miles west of Devils Lake on ND Highway 19. Paved access road, fish cleaning facility, developed and primitive camping, security lights, picnic shelter, trash receptacles, concession, RV dump station. ND Game & Fish Dept. - 701-328-6346. 6. CREEL BAY 3 miles south of Devils Lake on ND Highway 20, then 2 miles west and .25 miles north. Paved access road, fish cleaning facility, developed and primitive camping, security lights, picnic shelter, trash receptacles. Ramsey County Park Board - 701-662-8418. Page 8

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7. HENEGAR LANDING 1 mile west of Devils Lake on ND Highway 19, then .75 miles south. Paved access road, fish cleaning facility, security lights, trash receptacles. Ramsey County Park Board 701-662-7600. 8. SPIRIT LAKE CASINO 6 miles south of Devils Lake on ND Highway 20/57. (Paved access road, fish cleaning facility, developed and primitive camping, security lights, trash receptacles, concession, lodging, boat rental, RV dump station. Spirit Lake Casino - Spirit Lake Nation F&W Dept.: 701-766-1243. 9. EAST BAY 3 miles south of Devils Lake on ND Highway 20. Paved access road, security lights, trash receptacles. ND Game & Fish Dept. - 701328-6346. 10. ESTENSON LANDING 15 miles south of Devils Lake on ND Highway 20. Paved access road, trash receptacles. ND Game & Fish Dept. - 701-328-6346. 11. TOLNA LANDING (STUMP LAKE) 3 miles north of Tolna. (Gravel access road, fish cleaning facility, security lights , picnic shelter, trash receptacles. Tolna Community Club - 701-262-4910. 12.STUMP LAKE PARK 11 miles south, 1 mile west of Lakota. Paved access road, fish cleaning facility, developed and primitive camping, security lights, picnic shelter, trash receptacles, concession, lodging, RV dump station, fishing pier. Nelson County Park Board - 701-247-2463. Spring/Summer 2020

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DEVILS LAKE SHORELINE PUBLIC FISHING PIERS  The residents and officials in Devils Lake continue to impress anglers with all they do and make fishing vacations special. From modern, indoor, free fish cleaning stations and numerous convenient launch sites to first-class lodging and dining facilities, Suzie Kenner, Tourism Director said, “Our goal is that we aim to please.”  The lake adjacent to the city is famous for walleyes, perch, northern pike and white bass. Fishermen travel from nearly every state and Canada for the world-class fishing. Many trailer their boats; thousands fish with the award-winning guides; others fish from shore. “Devils Lake is known for the miles and miles of shoreline fishing opportunities,” Kenner said.  Shoreline fishing spots have expanded even more with the construction of four new public fishing piers. They have been designed to give the elderly and mobilityimpaired anglers top priority. Wheelchair ramps create a gentle slope and easy access to the piers.  These piers are located at very good fishing locations, including Channel A, which has been a traditional magnet for shore anglers for decades. The incoming snow-melt runoff feeds Devils Lake at this location, drawing pike and walleyes by the tens-of-thousands.  Directions to the four public fishing piers from the city follow:

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CHANNEL A:  Drive 8 miles west on Highway 2. Turn right (north) on 75th Ave NE for one mile. At 54th St. NE, turn right (east) for about two miles to the 8 x 36 foot pier. Channel A pier has been in use since the ice departed. Water flows into the main lake from the upper lakes via this channel. PIKE PLAYGROUND AND FISHING PIER:  Just east of Walmart, turn south on Elks Dr. for one-quarter mile. Take the first left towards the pump station and dike, and drive to the 8 x 40 foot pier. HENEGAR LANDING:  Drive one mile west on Highway 19. Turn left on Walleye Dr. for one mile to the 8 x 40 foot pier. A few construction details are being finalized with completion in July. LAKEWOOD BEACH (CREEL BAY):  3 miles south of Devils Lake on Highway 20 to 45th St, then 2 miles west on Burke Blvd, and .5 miles north to Lakewood Park. Paved access road.  Anglers fishing from the piers are encouraged to share their photos with Devils Lake Tourism. They will be posted to the website: devilslakend.com. This is also the site for more information about water levels, ramps, fishing reports, community activities, guides, lodging, dining, casino, and resorts.

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SPIRIT LAKE CASINO  Spirit Lake Casino & Resort is known within the state as one of the best entertainment venues to take in a show. Known for its Las Vegas style showroom atmosphere, the venue has seen the likes of many top name entertainers, such as Loretta Lynn, Oak Ridge Boys, Lily Tomlin, The Smothers Brothers, and Dolly Parton. The beautiful showroom has been renovated and seats 1,000, providing an up close and personal experience with the entertainer.  In addition to the showroom, Spirit Lake Casino & Resort is truly a resort destination with a full service marina next door, offering the best boat access on the lake with hot deli items, live bait, indoor fish cleaning facility, free lake maps, guide service and grocery store open 7 am to 11 pm daily. Fully furnished log cabins are available year round . The RV Park has RV campsites with electricity, water, sewer, and garbage pick-up. RV guests enjoy use of hotel amenities, including a four-story atrium pool area and separate children’s pool, whirlpool, steam room and game room. Also an RV bathhouse and laundry house for RV guests is available 8am10pm. If you want to get away but still have all the great amenities of a resort, Spirit Lake Casino is just the place.  But if you prefer to relax in the comfort of our hotel we offer our spacious standard or poolside rooms, many offering scenic views of Devils Lake! Our hotel now offers FREE highspeed DSL wireless internet for your convenience. While you relax in comfort you can pamper yourself with the

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luxury of your own private whirlpool or enjoy the view of scenic Devils Lake from your balcony. Each suite features a full range of wonderful amenities.  The casino offers the widest variety in the state with the latest games and technologies, making the gaming experience a notch above the rest. With over 730 slot machines all 100% ticket in/ticket out, this allows guests to move freely and conveniently between machines without waiting in long lines to cash in coin.  We’ve even got a high stakes room if you’re feeling really lucky. Or try your hand at one of our table games, blackjack, poker or craps.  Players Club members can now enjoy personal banker, the latest in technology that lets you play credits and reap cash rewards all without leaving your machine!  Check out the VIEW Restaurant. It has the perfect combination of atmosphere, breathtaking view and delicious food. The View is ideal for both an intimate dinner and an impressive special event. We have private meeting rooms available to rent for your lunch or dinner meetings. We can also help you host a successful company retreat. The Cedar Room and the Red Willow Room can accommodate groups of up to 200. You may combine the two for a larger room if need be. Call today for reservations and arrangements.  Whatever your recreation, you can find it all on the shores of Devils Lake right here at the Spirit Lake Casino & Resort! Online at www.spiritlakecasino.com. Lake Region Guide

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Downtown Devils Lake  The downtown area is a historic monument to its origins from the 1880s. The charm of turn- of-the-century brick and design is seen on the buildings lining Main Street. Take a walking tour and view 59 buildings on the National Historic Register or visit the WWII Maritime Museum with its rare collection of war memorabilia.   Stop in to investigate the Lake Region Heritage Center, museum and art gallery that houses the unique history of the Lake Region. Displays include the Old Post Office, Life of the Lake: Devils Lake,

The Federal Courtroom, and other unique displays.   Step back in time at the Sheriff’s House Museum. It features parlors, kitchen and dining rooms and bedrooms that have changed little from the time the residence was occupied in 1911. It also features exhibits narrating and interpreting the history of Devils Lake.   Make it a Devils Lake day! The Devils Lake Downtown Alliance and merchants featured here welcome you to see what they have to offer. Stop, shop, dine and enjoy!


Downtown Alliance Beer Hop

Sept 12 11th Annual Wine Walk For more events and updates, find the Downtown Devils Lake Alliance on Facebook! facebook.com/downtowndvl

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405 4th Street NE, Devils Lake, ND Phone: 701-341-0496 Wed.-Fri. 11AM - 5:30PM • Sat. 11AM - 2PM

Home Decor • Jewelry • Unique Gifts, Boutique Clothing • Wine • Coffee • Beer Find us on Facebook!

310 4th Ave NE, Devils Lake, ND Phone: 701-662-3500 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK www.slumberland.com facebook.com/ slumberlandfurnituredevilslake

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313 4th St. NE • Devils Lake Phone: 701-662-3412 Mon. - Fri. 9:30AM - 5:30PM • Sat. 9:30AM - 4:00PM Diamonds • Colored Stones • Watches • Crystal Clocks Earrings • Necklaces • Rings • Chains • Bracelets Pewter Baby Gifts • Jewelry Repairs on Site

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28TH ANNUAL DEVILS RUN CAR SHOW  The 28th Annual Devils Run Car Show & Rod Run will be held July 10-12, 2020 in Devils Lake. Each year Devils Run is a spectacle for car enthusiasts, and this year should be no exception. Again, 1,000 plus vehicles are expected and entertainment this year will be absolutely outstanding!  Registration opens on Thursday, July 9 at the Devils Lake Chamber office. The kickoff “Rolling Thunder Dinner Cruise” will take place that evening.  Muscle cars get their debut on Friday with the “Big Show” muscle car event at the Spirit Lake Casino from 10 am to 6 pm. The Spirit Lake/Coca-Cola Poker Run brings out classics of all kinds for a chance to win $10,000. Also on Friday check out the all-day Rummage Sales and Flea Markets and a Swap Meet at Roosevelt Park.  On Friday evening don’t miss the Big Show competition at the Spirit Lake Casino featuring Balance Beam, Rapping, Flame Throwing, and Burnout, with trophies. Close out the evening with a drive-in movie, “LaBamba” at the City Plaza.  The annual pancake breakfast starts at 8am Saturday, and that’s when all the sweet cars line up for the parade. Get your spot for the 9:45am parade, and then settle in for fun all day long! Other featured events on Saturday include the car show in Roosevelt Park, It’s a Woman’s World and Man Cave shopping extravaganza at the Bill Jerome

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Arena, museum tours, a collector car auction at noon, swap meet, steak fry and SCCA auto cross racing. End the day with live music in Roosevelt Park on Saturday evening.  Sunday there will be a Show and Shine that starts off with a 8am-10am breakfast at Roosevelt Park. Don’t miss the Under 21 contest featuring builds by young people. More live music at the bandshell will keep you entertained Sunday mid-day. Closing ceremonies begin at 2:30 p.m., with announcement of the Under 21 winners and drawings for jackets and the Rotary Club’s annual motorcycle raffle!  Free dash plaques to the first 750 registered. Again there will be no entry fee for “Sunday Only” participants, who are invited to display their vehicles in the park but do not have any entry benefits.  Devils Run features three days of jampacked entertainment for the entire family! A tentative schedule, motel info and entry forms are at www.greaterdakotaclassics. com.  For more information on motels, campgrounds, and entry forms, contact Greater Dakota Classics, P. O. Box 314, Devils Lake, ND 58301, visit www. greaterdakotaclassics.com, or call Stan at 701-740-7340. For car auction consignments, call Randy Kilback 701-227-0746 or Kathy Emerson 701-720-2908 or email mastersauctionsnd@gmail.com. Lake Region Guide

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 City Plaza prides itself as being a "Go To destination" in the Lake Region. From Its authentic Mexican dinning to the full service Coffee shop,we hope people can find something they will enjoy. A stroll down the halls of the Plaza include Real Estate, Fitness, Massage, Hair Salon, Hardware, Martial arts, Physical Therapy, Christian Counseling and even a specialty popcorn factory. City Plaza really is a one stop, do it all kind of place .  Be sure to "like us" on Facebook to keep up on the events and changes and we hope to see you soon !

An eclectic boutique with affordable ever-changing merchandise Classy Consignment Clothing Local Artisans • Repurposed Furniture Toys & Games • Secondhand Treasures Jewelry & Personal Care Children’s Items • Kitchen Gadgets International Merchandise Inside City Plaza 210 Hwy 2 W Devils Lake, ND

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Apple • Dutch Apple Strawberry Rhubard • Pumpkin Apple Berry • Caramel Apple Peach • Blueberry • Cherry Per-packaged individual slices available in multiples of six

Beauty & barber hairstyling salon for men, women and children

Products for Men and Women Wax Cut • Color Hair Extensions Ear Piercings

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GRAHAMS ISLAND STATE PARK Grahams Island State Park is located on the ever-changing shores of Devils Lake. This hidden treasure is heavily wooded and surrounded by miles of lakeshore. Campers will enjoy the large shaded campsites, in one of the only nonseasonal campgrounds in the area.

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FISHING The unique landscape of the lake makes it a hot spot for world-class fishing. The park hosts numerous national and regional fishing tournaments during the year. Grahams Island caters to anglers with an array of resources including a bait shop, a four-lane boat ramp, and a fish cleaning station. LODGING Grahams Island State Park is home to four seasonal camping cabins. The Bass, Perch, Pike, and Walleye cabins are all situated next to one another on top of a hill, giving visitors beautiful views of the lake.

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The campground has over 100 campsites, with a range of amenities. Primitive, modern and full service sites are available for individual units and groups. TRAILS  Trails meander through ash/oak woodlands which provide an opportunity to bird watch, photograph waterfowl and wildlife and view 130 different plant species that are native to Grahams Island. The trails also provide a beautiful view of Devils Lake along the south shore of Grahams Island.  There are approximately 3 miles of Cross- Country Ski Trails. These trails are maintained for winter activity. The snow conditions determine availability of trails. Trails are groomed weekly in the winter and are ready to ski. RESERVATIONS Call 800.807.4723 or reserve online at https:// travel.parkrecnd.com/t

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CITY OF FORT TOTTEN  Known as one of the best preserved military forts in the Trans-Mississippi west, visitors to Fort Totten State Historic Site experience 17 original buildings of this frontier era post that have survived the rigors of time and temperature. As objects of an outdoor museum, these buildings boldly preserve a glimpse into the reality of an 1868 outpost in Dakota Territory.  The Fort served as a military post from 1867-1890, an Indian industrial school from 1891-1935, a tuberculosis preventorium from 1935-1939, and a community school from 1940-1959. Each of these time periods adds a unique aspect to the site.

FT. TOTTEN DAYS  The annual Pow-Wow of the Spirit Lake Nation tribe, one of the biggest activities of the Northern Plains region, is scheduled to take place at the Fort Totten Community Pow-wow Grounds July 25-26. FT. TOTTEN LITTLE THEATRE  The Fort Totten Little Theatre has regular performances June 27 through July 26. This year’s performance is “The Producers.” Fort Totten Little Theatre auditorium is located in one of the original military barracks.


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WHITE HORSE HILL  Located in the heart of the Spirit Lake Nation Indian Reservation, White Horse Hill National Game Preserve is home to a wide variety of wildlife including migratory birds, bison, elk and prairie dogs. The preserve consists of 1,674 acres ranging from prairie to forested hills. The Preserve supports a unique community of habitats such as an oak, ash, basswood, and aspen woodland; and mixed-grass prairie, interspersed with some natural and created wetlands.  Gates open daily from 8am to sunset. BIRDWATCHING  Open all year. It is estimated that up to 270 bird species may use this refuge for breeding or a stop over site during migration. The species most frequently detected in the woodland habitats include the red-eyed vireo, yellow warbler, common yellowthroat, eastern wood peewee, ovenbird, pileated woodpecker, hairy woodpecker and least flycatcher.

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NATURE TRAIL  Open all year. White Horse Hill has several hiking trails with a range of uphill/ downhill challenges. Benches along the trails offer points to relax and enjoy the elements of Nature.

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WILDLIFE DRIVE  A 4-mile wildlife drive winds through forest, open prairie and savanna habitats. On the drive, visitors will explore the unique geology and diverse wildlife within the preserve and observe bison, elk and prairie dogs in their natural habitat. For visitor safety, the White Horse Hill Overlook and the Devils Lake Vista Loops are closed during the winter. PHOTOGRAPHY  Open all year. Excellent opportunities are available to photograph buffalo, elk, deer, waterfowl and other species of wildlife without interference from fences or cage bars. Scenic overlooks offer panoramic views of Devils Lake and the city of Fort Totten.

Photo Credit: Jill Edinger

 The White Horse Hill Visitor Center is open to the public during summer months and select weekends during winter months. The Visitor Center is closed Mondays and on Federal holidays. For a current schedule of activities and events visit White Horse Hill National Game Preserve on Facebook or the web. You may also call the Visitor Center at 701-766-4272 for a current recording of hours and scheduled events. Enjoy your National Wildlife Refuge System; visit a refuge near you today. Page 22

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CITY OF NEW ROCKFORD ROCKFORD THEATRE  Downtown New Rockford’s historic Rockford Theatre is the place to be for first-run movies and great concessions! Headphones and monitor devices are now available for hearing-impaired patrons, just ask at concessions! Showtimes are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at 8 p.m. Go to cityofnewrockford.com to see what’s showing.

New Rockford Public Library, which also offers high-speed wireless internet, two public access computers, and a training facility for up to 12 people. Open Monday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. CITY PARKS  The spacious Archie & Jessie Campbell Memorial Park is located at the north edge of New Rockford along the beautiful James River. The park has a heated swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, disc golf course, softball diamonds, picnic areas, overnight camping, and a children’s play area. Centennial Park in downtown New Rockford is the location for several events throughout the year, including our holiday lighting of the Gazebo and Lifesavers in the Park in August.

EDDY COUNTY MUSEUM  The Eddy County Museum is a beautiful three-building complex and grounds, including the Schoolhouse, Church, and Train Depot. Each is filled with historic furnishings and exhibits highlighting our region’s past. Open Sundays 1-4p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Museum is located at 1115 1st  Ave. N, across from the 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd.  New Rockford-Sheyenne’s annual 4th of July Celebration is always a fun-filled event. SWIMMING POOL  The new swimming pool features a zero- The annual events include the Firecracker entry splash pool and waterslide. Open 5K Run, parades starting a 10 am in New Rockford and 11:30 at Sheyenne, and swimming daily 2-5p.m. and 7-9 p.m. fireworks at dusk. For a complete list of EDDY-NEW ROCKFORD LIBRARY events, go to www.cityofnewrockford.com.  Get lost in over 12,000 titles at the Eddy

NEW ROCKFORD • Camping, Hunting, Fishing • Motel & Lodging • Restaurants & Bars • Shopping & Services • Golf Course & Events Center • 4th of July Celebration • Live Theatre & Music • Museum & History Events • Youth Arts Classes • Youth Baseball • Basketball & Tennis Courts • Swimming Pool w/Waterslide • Fitness Center

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DAKOTA REGIONAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS JULY 8 - AUGUST 9  A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&Bsinging carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! LAST FIVE YEARS OCTOBER 1 - OCTOBER 11  Starring our very own Elliott Schwab and Madelyn Claire Lego in the Drama Desk award-winner The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown’s intimate window into a couple’s marriage. Cathy, a struggling actress, and Jamie, a budding novelist on the brink of wild success, are 20-somethings in New York who meet, fall in love, marry,

and divorce over the span of five years. Cathy tells the story from the end of their marriage; Jamie begins from when they first meet. As the musical unfolds, Cathy moves backward in time to the beginning of the relationship as Jamie moves toward the end; they meet only once, in the middle, at their wedding. Since its Off-Broadway premiere in 2002, Brown’s funny, poignant, and devastatingly honest two-person production has enraptured audiences around the world with its spellbinding and emotional score and libretto. WINTER WONDERETTES NOVEMBER 12 - DECEMBER 13  This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring great ’60s versions of holiday classics such as “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” and “Winter Wonderland,” the result is, of course, marvelous! This energetic and glittering holiday package is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.  To book your tickets call 701-947-2174 or visit www.dprca.com.

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62ND ANNUAL STEAM THRESHERS REUNION  This September 25 - 27 the 62nd Annual Central North Dakota Steam Threshers Reunion will be held at the Eddy County Fairgrounds west of New Rockford. The steam show, dubbed the “Steam Engine Capital of North Dakota,” continues to attract new visitors each year and provides a pleasant, unique reunion-type atmosphere for show regulars who come back year after year to participate and reminisce with other steam enthusiasts. The annual “Tractor Ride” will be held on Thursday, September 24.  Featured at this year’s show will be stationary engines. A full schedule of events is planned. As always, there will be exhibits of sawing wood, threshing and plowing with steam power from several of the large steam engines present at the show, and plowing with horses.  Other popular activities include an Old Time

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Dance featuring Country Cousins on Friday night, indoor craft and vendor sales, flea market, kids pedal pull, afternoon parade, stationary engine displays and more. Musical entertainment consists of Cathy Erickson Band on Saturday, Rick Senger’s Band on Sunday and of course the annual talent show on Saturday evening. Attend Sunday morning church service in the Pioneer Church at 9 a.m. Souvenirs available in Tiffany Hall.  Camping is available on a first come, first serve basis on the grounds with water and electrical hookups and shower house. The campground is available anytime during the summer by contacting a CNDSTR director. For more information go to the city website, www.cityofnewrockford.com, contact Ardyce Snyder at 701-947-2084, Kailey Lemer at 701-230-8750 or email CNDSTR@yahoo.com.

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Dakota Sun Gardens & Winery Stay & Play Golf/Lodging Package

Self-guided tours available mid-June thru Sept.


UPCOMING EVENTS May 16 City Wide Yard Sales

May 20 City Wide Yard Sales Foster County Fair June 17-20 May 20 Classic Car Auction June 18-20 2020 All School Reunion June 11 Van Bedaf Dairy HouseCar Show June 27 OpenClassic June 14-18 Potholes & Prairie Birding Festival July 4 Parade and Activities June 21-24 Foster County Fair Sept 12 JunkFest July 4 Independence Day Parade & Activities Sept 19 City Wide Yard Sales Connect with us Sept 9 Junk Fest on Facebook! Sept 16 City Wide Yard Sales

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CITY OF CARRINGTON  Known as the ‘Central City’ because of its location in the central region of North Dakota, Carrington is a great place to meet for business or pleasure. PUTNAM HOUSE While in downtown Carrington, take time for a tour of the Putnam House, a 1907 American Foursquare home built by the Putnam family. The home’s rooms reflect the spirit and style of the Putnams along with museum collections and other items providing a lively depiction of Foster County’s history, its people and their varied lives. Open during scheduled events and by appointment.

THE CARRINGTON CITY PARK Located along Hwy. 281 and has a swimming pool, picnic shelters, disc golf, tennis and basketball courts, horseshoes, and new playground equipment. JUNK FEST Junk Fest is a festive gathering of Trash Talkers and Treasure Seekers…you’ll find tons of refurbished and repurposed treasures for your home and garden! Junk Fest also hosts the best and fastest growing Flea Market in these parts! “Bring your friends & bring a trailer…’cause this ain’t your Grandma’s garage sale!” Next sale day is Saturday September 12, 2020 from 9 am to 4 pm.

FOSTER COUNTY MUSEUM The historical society also operates the Foster PIPESTEM CREEK BED AND BIRDING County Museum, located at 2nd Street South Offers tours, birding, lodging and weddings. and 16th Avenue. Open by appointment. Take part in rare bird sitings, tour private gardens and historic buildings, and CROSSROADS GOLF COURSE Just north of the city on Hwy. 281, Crossroads experience life on a rural small grains farm offers 18 holes of challenging grass greens, near Carrington. driving range, and clubhouse with meeting DAKOTA SUN GARDENS AND WINERY room, kitchen and bar. Winner of the Golf Located northeast of the city, this rural Digest Four Star Award for nine consecutive attraction is home to beautiful gardens, a years and voted as one of the top 450 courses vineyard and winery. The tasting room and in the country by the same publication. gift shop offer Dakota Sun Gardens own  A 5-mile recreational trail for walking, wines and other gift items. Group tours and jogging, bike riding and cross country skiing tastings, weddings and other special events connects the golf course to the Carrington are hosted each year.. City Park within the city.

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CITY OF FESSENDEN  Fessenden is located at the intersection of Hwy. 15 and Hwy. 52. It is the county seat of Wells County, one of the most productive agricultural counties in North Dakota and the Upper Midwest, and leads the state in the production of pinto beans. It has one of the largest locally-owned elevators in North Dakota, the Fessenden Co-operative Association.  Fessenden has a beautiful park and camp grounds with a swimming pool, baseball diamond, volleyball and horseshoe pits. There are great places to eat, great shopping and good people to visit. It has one of the better maintained golf courses in the state.

and more.  The Wells County Fair should be exciting with plenty of things to do for the whole family and four days of non-stop action. Plan to make a visit to Fessenden and the Wells County Fair this summer!  For updates on events and entertainment scheduled at the Wells County Fair, go to www.wellscountyfairnd.com or find them on Facebook!

WELLS COUNTY FAIR  The main attraction in Fessenden this summer is the Wells County Fair June 11-14. There is free gate admission onto the grounds, though parking is extra.  Each day fairgoers can take in the carnival, free stage en­tertainment featuring local and regional talent, vendors, 4-H, FFA & Open Class livestock and static exhibits on display, Wells County mu­ seum, Fair memorabilia dis­ play, children’s activity center, kid events, pony rides

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CITY OF HARVEY  The Harvey area offers a wide range of recreational activity for visitors. Situated in the Lone Tree WMA and at the western end of the national North Country Trail, Harvey is a perfect location for camping, hiking, trail biking, fishing, birding, outdoor photography, nighttime atmospheric gazing, and outdoor contemplative activity. For travelers and visitors searching for summertime fun, Harvey is conveniently located at the junction of U.S. Hwy. 52 and N.D. Hwy. 3.  Schroeder Memorial Park hosts new boat docks, a handicapped accessible fishing pier, picnicking facilities, restrooms, outdoor fireplaces, volleyball courts, and beach-based swimming and boating facilities. The park is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. From there one can bike or hike 1.6 miles of hard-surfaced trail into Centennial Nature Park and revel in the gazebos, play areas and picnic facilities, a waterfowl viewing gazebo, and an authentic Norwegian Stabbur.  Sports fans will enjoy a visit to Harvey’s softball, football and playground complexes within Veterans Memorial Park.  West Side Tourist Camper Park features pads with access to electricity, water, bathrooms/shower facilities, and a sheltered

picnic area. Cross Highway 91 to access Pioneer Park with its outdoor swimming pool which is open all summer, or its picnic shelters and playground equipment.  Harvey’s main street – Lincoln Avenue borders Soo Line Memorial Park which is home to the famed Soo Line Locomotive # 440, picnic facilities, electrical hookups, and summer musical venues. Lincoln Avenue is lined with stores featuring every hometown staple imaginable as well as unique shopping venues typically found only in larger retail markets.  Visit and enjoy the ambience of Harvey, located in the center of North Dakota. For more information about the Harvey area, call 701-324-2604, or email us at harveychamber@ gondtc.com. We welcome a visit from you on the web at www.harveynd.com.

Harvey... Not just a place… it’s an experience! • Come and enjoy our parks… Veteran’s Memorial Park, Centennial Park, Pioneer Park Soo Line/Memorial Park and Schroeder Memorial Park. • Golf at the Harvey Golf course • Experience the outdoor swimming pool, RV parks, fishing and boating. • Lonetree Wildlife Management Area… Enjoy walking, bird watching, fishing and hunting with over 30,000 acres, a few miles south of Harvey Page 30

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For further information please call Harvey Convention & Visitors Bureau at 701-324-2604, email us at HarveyJDA@harveynd.com or visit us on the web at www.harveynd.com

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LONETREE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA  The Lonetree WMA represents a unique wildlife management and recreation opportunity for the people of North Dakota and its visitors. Lonetree WMA is located five miles southwest of Harvey in both Sheridan and Wells counties.  Management on Lonetree today has two main goals. The first is to develop the site as a wildlife habitat, and the second is to make it accessible for the widest range of public use.  Lonetree WMA has nearly 33,000 acres of land in which to lose oneself. More than 375 different species of birds make their home in the LWMA, and visitors are encouraged to make the fullest possible use of this area and the sites they have to offer. LWMA offers primitive campsites, parking lots, hiking trails, and observation blinds for public use.  Take the 31-mile Self-Guided Auto Tour, which takes about two hours to visit 10 sites. On this tour one may view the natural beauty of wildlife and vegetation, the Winter House, the Native Prairie and much, much more. Lonetree has been restored to native grasses, wildflowers and dense nesting cover for upland nesting birds such as ducks and geese. With native grasses resistant to

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drought and erosion, the dense nesting cover here, mostly clover, grass and alfalfa, hide nests and newly hatched broods from foxes and flying predators like hawks.  Birdwatching -All birdwatchers and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see several hundreds of species of birds which make a home here in North Dakota. There are over 3,000 acres of land that have been developed by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department to help preserve several endangered species. For more information please call (701) 324-2211.  Lonetree WMA is part of the North Country Trail (Hiking or Nature Trail), which is one of the longest continuous hiking trails throughout the United States consisting of 4,195 miles that links seven U.S. states. This trail threads its way across our landscape linking one to the scenic, natural, recreational, historic and cultural areas of our state. Come experience the true meaning of North Dakota. It is a true hiking experience for everyone, from the beginners to the advanced.  For more information on LWMA please contact the ND Game & Fish Department at 701-324-2211, Monday through Friday.

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Home of the North Dakota Army National Guard, Camp Grafton consists of about 2,000 acres of wooded land located on the south shores of Devils Lake adjacent to Hwys. 20 and 57. It is believed the first encampment was held in 1891. The original stone warehouse is still being used as an office and through the years many fine permanent structures have been built. Guardsmen from North Dakota and other states come for summer and winter training.


The former Devils Lake Post Office building located at 502 4th St. NE, Devils Lake, was built in 1908 and features Greek Revivalstyle architecture. The outer structure is made of large blocks of limestone. All three level hallways have Terrazo floors (marble chip in concrete). The walls are white marble with green veining and woodwork is square-sawed oak and yellow pine. Visitors have free access to both sides of the postal windows and old, ornate lock boxes. The Pioneer Daughters have a display including a woodcarving replica of the Minnie H steamboat and a complete old-time dental office. Hours: M-F: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Located at 416 6th St. NE, Devils Lake. This building is the former official residence of the Ramsey Co. Sheriff. The 3-story red brick structure was constructed from 19091911 with hardwood floors and maple woodwork. Fireplaces enhance the two large parlors on either side of the spacious foyer. Connecting the dining room and kitchen is a walk-through buffet-pantry. Furnishings are from pioneer days to recent decades in addition to a typical country store, rare complete dental office, typical one-room school, an agricultural display and laundry equipment. Hours: Wed.-Sun. 1-4 p.m. Open May 27-Labor Day. Page 32

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Established in 1874 by the Grey Nuns of Montreal, Canada, and joined in 1878 by the Benedictine Monks of St. Meinrad, Indiana.


A high hill overlooking Devils Lake that provides one of the finest scenic views of the entire lake area that can be found anywhere. It is located just off Hwy. 57 about 4 mi. southwest of St. Michael.


One of the best preserved military forts in the TransMississippi West, with 17 original buildings. Open May 27-Sept. 4, 9am to 5 pm. Call 701-766-4441 for more information.


Tour the Pioneer Daughters Museum and stay at the Totten Trail Historic Inn.


A pioneer museum showcasing the history of the Sheyenne area. The building was built in 1867 near Fort Totten, North Dakota. Contains many historic items from the area such as a barber chair, Sheyenne Star newspapers, and articles of clothing owned by John Aasen—one of the tallest actors in history. It also shows off many Native American artifacts that were found in the region. A Japanese rifle from World War II is on display at the museum as well.


A man-made dam on the eastern side of Sheyenne featuring 8 primitive sites for camping, 5 sheltered areas with picnic tables. Perfect for fishing and kayaking.

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Photo Credit: A. Schsuter


Dedicated to Col. James Buchli with a plaque inscribed with “North Dakota’s First Astronaut, First Flight Jan. 1985, Space Shuttle Discovery.” The bridge connects North and South parks over the James River. Also check out the Archie and Jessie Campbell Memorial, honoring the works of two area pioneers.


Many items of local interest have been preserved here, including three old buildings of historical significance. Located on the west end of town across from the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd. Open Sundays from 1 - 4 pm Memorial Day until Labor Day.


appointment. Military uniforms, household items and historic photos of Carrington and surrounding communities. ARROWWOOD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Off U.S. Hwy. 281 south of Carrington, 701285-3341. Excellent upland bird hunting, major spring and fall waterfowl migration. Self guided auto tour.


Located on the south edge of town along the beautiful Sheyenne River. Its amenities include a safe beach area for public swimming (no lifeguard is on duty), waterskiing and boat launching facilities, boating, fishing and picnic shelters.


Just north of downtown Harvey, an old time locomotive is the centerpiece of this park, PUTNAM HOUSE which offers picnic tables, park benches, 533 Main Street, Carrington. Open all year and expanses of soft grass for summertime by appointment, 701-652-2090. Three-story frolicking. historic home available for tours or private rental. Rural community cultural center NATIONAL NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL fostering arts, humanities, history and A 32-mile segment of this national crosscountry trail passes through Lonetree people. Wildlife Management Area. Open to hikers, FOSTER COUNTY MUSEUM mountain bikers and horseback riders. Located at 480 McKenzie Avenue, Carrington. Primitive campgrounds are available, Open all year by appointment. Call 701- including one with corrals. 652-1313 or 701-652-2587 to schedule an

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GEOGRAPHICAL CENTER OF NORTH CITY PARK AMERICA Twenty-five acres with swimming pool, The geographical center is marked with a stone and concrete cairn located at the junction of Hwys. 2 and 3. Across the road to the north is the tourist information booth.

playground equipment, volleyball and tennis courts. It also has picnic and rest shelters, trailer parking, rest rooms, showers and electrical outlets.



This museum gives you the opportunity to view antique autos and collectibles in a village-style setting. Located a block east of Jct. Hwys. 2 and 3.

Complete with camping facilities, this recreational area provides outdoor enthusiasts with facilities for swimming, boating, fishing and water sports.


CITY OF WALHALLA Reproductions of women’s garments representing the years 1860 through 1907. Located at 312 2nd Ave. SW. Open 9 am-5 STATE HISTORICAL PARK In 1843 Norman Kittson, an American pm, Mon-Sat, June-Sept. Fur Company agent, built a trading post. NORTHERN LIGHTS TOWER Kittson Trading Post is the oldest building in An 88 1/2 foot tall illuminated steel structure North Dakota and is preserved by the State built to simulate the Northern Plains’ most Historical Society. A picnic area with shelter stunning natural phenomenon, the Aurora and hiking trails are located in the park. Borealis. Located on Hwy. 2 East. NIEWOEHNER BELL TOWER


Antoine Gingras erected a trading post and The 30-foot tower holds 15 bells ranging in general store northeast of Walhalla. These size from 40 inches to 16 inches in diameter. buildings have been restored by the State Located at 215 2nd Ave. SW. Historical Society. The site is open May GREAT NORTHERN DEPOT through September. On the National Register of Historic Places, this PATTON’S “ISLE OF MEMORIES” impeccably preserved building was built in 1907. Wilbur Patton, who died in 1976, spent his last PIERCE COUNTY COURTHOUSE: years compiling his “Isle of Memories.” Mr. Located in Rugby, the courthouse is listed on Patton restored the farm house, built in 1882, a the National Register of Historic Places. township school and an original country church. These buildings contain the original furnishings from his childhood. For more information, call CITY OF CANDO 701-886-7556 or 701-886-7665.



9 miles east, 1 1/2 miles north of Rolla. Pike, Located 1 mile south of town on Hwy. 32. The forest features 420 acres for walleye, perch. hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing, BISBEE DAM Big Coulee - 1 miles east of Bisbee. Pike, snowmobiling and canoeing during peak water levels. Open for public hunting and walleye, perch. Fishing Pier. limited fishing during the season.


Located 13.5 miles south of Cando. No ramp. PEMBINA RIVER Lake Irvine is producing pike, especially Located in the northeast corner of North Dakota is North Dakota’s only real white water river. through the ice. Page 34

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The river originates near Boissevain, Manitoba, to take you to the observation deck 80 feet enters the U.S. northeast of Langdon, then flows in the air to look around the country side. southeast to Walhalla and east to the Red River. See where the Pembina River and the Red River meet. View the area where the first homestead was filed in North Dakota. The CITY OF CAVALIER museum also features a wonderful gift shop.



The Heritage Center tells about the life and achievements of the first settlers with HOMME DAM CAMPGROUND AND reference photographs and graphics specific RECREATION AREA Homme Dam and Lake are located on the to northeastern North Dakota. south branch of Park River two miles west CAVALIER WOODS A 33.8 acre tract donated to the Cavalier Park of the city on N.D. Highway 17. The Walsh Board. It is on the ND Natural Areas Registry. County Park Board operates the park near A walking trail has been created in the thick the dam and provides facilities for boat woods. It is one of the few oak woodland launching, picnicking and camping. For those who prefer more solitude, 200 acres of stands in the state. surrounding land is open to hunting, hiking and picnicking.




Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday year ‘round. Features many old items from the early days of LIBRARY MUSEUM Located just off Main Street in Lakota is an old Pembina and how it was founded. library converted to a museum. Next to the INTERPRETIVE CENTER AND museum is the first log cabin in the county.


This 12,000 square foot facility is set up to take you step-by-step through the Cretaceous Period, Ice Age, The First Peoples, Fur Trade Settlement, U.S.-Canada Border, Transportation, Military History and Pembina today. The museum also features an elevator





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Located 12 mi. south of Lakota, this recreation area provides plenty of activities including campgrounds, hiking, bike trails, playground, tennis, basketball, volleyball, horseshoes and plenty of weekend entertainment.

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LAKOTA ROCK CREEK GOLF COURSE Located on a scenic Lakota site, this 9-hole grass green course is open to the public. 701247-2580. CROSSROADS GOLF COURSE Located on the northern edge of Carrington. This course features an easy walking, attractive 18-hole grass green course with a challenging variety of holes open for public golfing. 701-652-2601.

CREEL BAY GOLF COURSE Located on the east shore of Creel Bay, Creel Bay Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course set against the backdrop of sparkling Devils Lake. Wide open course with water and sand hazards and treelined fairways. The challenging course will thrill even the most avid golfer. After your rounds, relax in the new club house with a wall of windows and outdoor patio for an even better view of the town’s namesake. 701-662-2408. FESSENDEN GOLF COURSE A beautiful, well-groomed 9-hole grass greens course with reasonable rates located 1/2 mile north of the city on Highway 1. Men’s Steak Night is held each Thursday beginning in May to the middle of October. Ladies’ Night runs from June through August. Open to the public. 701-547-3598. NEW ROCKFORD GOLF COURSE Located 1 mi. north of New Rockford. Pleasant 9-hole course with nicely watered grass greens. Open to the public. Modern clubhouse with bar, restaurant and pro shop. 701-947-2385. WALHALLA COUNTRY CLUB Five mi. west of Walhalla, a scenic 9-hole course rests amongst the beautiful Pembina Hills. The course is complete with modern club house, snack bar, lounge and dining room. Open to the public. 701-549-2357.

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HARVEY GOLF COURSE A beautiful 9-hole grass green course located 1 mi. north and 1 mi. east of Harvey. Ladies’ Day is Tuesday and Men’s Night is Thursday evening. Open to the public. 701-324-2069. LANGDON COUNTRY CLUB Golfing enthusiasts can enjoy a 9-hole grass greens golf course just on the outskirts of the city. This course is recognized as one of the many fine courses in the area. 701-256-5938. MCVILLE COUNTRY CLUB A 9-hole grass green course located north of McVille. A beautiful course lined with a variety of trees and grasses. Open to public. 701322-5625. HILLCREST GOLF CLUB Located on the north edge of Park River. A hilly course with watered fairways and greens. 9-hole course with club house. 701284-6733. FAIR OAKS GOLF COURSE Located 1/2 mi. east of Grafton. This is a good size course with 9 holes of watered greens and fairways lined with trees on a prairie landscape. 701-352-3956. CAVALIER COUNTRY CLUB Located 5 mi. west of Cavalier or 1/2 mi. west of Icelandic State Park. Features 9 holes of watered greens and fairways with plenty of rolling hills and trees. 701-265-4506. LAMOURE MEMORIAL GOLF COURSE, Located 2 blocks south of Fort Daer along the Pembina River. 9-hole grass green course. 701-825-6619. LEEDS GOLF CLUB Located on the SW edge of town. A well kept, 9-hole sand greens course that features a challenging layout that is fun to play. Guaranteed to use every club in your bag! Spring/Summer 2020

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CITY OF MINNEWAUKAN  Minnewaukan is the western headquarters for the entrance to Devils Lake and the Lake Region area. Access to fishing on the lake has been improving with additional boat launching facilities. With fish cleaning, camping, bait, groceries, gas and any supplies you need, this is the place to stop.  Minnewaukan is located on Highway 281 just 15 miles south of Highway 2. The Flats, and Pelican Lake area of water close to Minnewaukan, is known for exceptionally



large walleyes. North of Minnewaukan, along Hwy. 19, is great for shore fishing, especially northern pike and walleye.  The area has outstanding goose and duck hunting with easy access to hunting areas. Fall fishing is also tremendous.  Be sure to check out Minnewaukan for your year-round travels and try JJ’s Bait Shop for guiding and fishing information. For more information call 70l-473-5440.







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CITY OF RUGBY  Welcome from the Geographical Center of North America! Located at the junction of U.S. Hwy. 2 and N.D. Hwy. 3, Rugby is also the most direct route to the International Peace Garden and the beautiful Turtle Mountains.  When you visit Rugby, you’ll find a number of interesting things to see and do. The Northern Lights Tower is its newest addition. The tower is on the south side of U.S. Hwy. 2, in front of the Prairie Village Museum. Made of 10 tinted steel beams almost 90 feet tall, coated with multicolored shades of metallic paint and featuring a lighting system at night, the tower is dedicated to one of the Northern Plains’ most stunning natural phenomena, the spectacular Aurora Borealis. The Interpretive Center is a gazebo housing an interactive kiosk that allows you to view video footage of the northern lights and an informative clip that explains what causes the aurora borealis. You will also find pictures of the northern lights on display by native North Dakotan Jay Brausch. Many brochures for Rugby and the surrounding area are available to pick up at the Northern

Lights Tower Interpretive Center. The center is open May 1 through Sept. 30.  Visitors can commemorate their stop in Rugby by having their picture taken near the monument that officially proclaims Rugby the continent’s geographic center.  Your trip through Rugby won’t be complete without playing the beautiful golf course. If golf isn’t your game, you can shop, dine, worship, relax in one of the motels or campgrounds or visit one of the parks. Go to a movie, bowl, swim, picnic or take a leisurely stroll around the designated walking path. Check our stock car racing schedule.  Other stops to delight even the seasoned traveler include our unique museums and gift shops, including the Prairie Village Museum, the historic Pierce County Courthouse and the authentically restored Amtrak Train Depot.  So relax and stay a while. If you have any questions, stop by our tourist information booth at the intersection of Hwys. 2 and 3 or call the Rugby Convention and Visitors Bureau at 701-776-5846.



 Another must see while in Rugby is the Victorian Dress Museum and Boutique, featuring reproductions of women’s garments representing the years 1860 through 1907. The garments are representative of North Dakota working women, school teachers on the prairie, and affluent woman of fashion. There are winter clothes, summer dresses, evening gowns, a bathing suit and sports clothing. A good cross-section of all types of tastes and classes of women is shown. The garments are historically correct, based on research in old family albums, books from libraries and other sources that depict fashions of bygone eras.

 Dale G. Niewoehner, Niewoehner Funeral Home in Rugby, has changed the skyline of Rugby with the construction of a 30 foot bell tower containing 15 bells at his funeral home. The largest bells, of which there are two, are 40 inches in diameter and weigh about 1,300 pounds each. There are also a 36 inch bell, two 34 inch bells, a 30 inch bell, a 26 inch bell and a 24 inch bell. The balance of the bells are in the 15-22 inch range. There are about 4 tons of bells in the steel tower. The bells have been purchased from auction sales, private parties, antique shops and churches. At this time, the bells are rung with a simple cable on each bell.

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PRAIRIE VILLAGE MUSEUM TOUR PRAIRIE VILLAGE MUSEUM  Prairie Village Museum at the Geographical Center of North America features 23 historic buildings and six exhibition halls arranged around a quaint village square. The grounds are filled with history of days gone by. There are over 35,000 square feet of heritage housed there. The admission fee is minimal, but you will need a whole afternoon to see it all.  Step back in time by entering the complex through the main building that has many different displays, some of which include a wildlife display, a rosemeade collection, antique gun collection and many old items that helped the pioneers make their home on the frontier.  Then enter the village, consisting of 23 buildings, including a land office, 1907 Great Northern Depot, caboose, cook car, blacksmith shop, general store, livery barn, an 1885 log cabin, and of course, a saloon.  In two-story Silva Consolidated School, you’ll find a replica of Silva native Clifford Thompson, one of the world’s tallest men. The museum’s expansive collection includes everything from Native American Pow Wow dresses to antique cars and farm machinery, to a real iron lung.  Visitors are consistently impressed by the depth and breadth of the collections. Plus the museum is within walking distance of the historical marker at the Geographical Center of North America. School groups and bus tours are welcome throughout the season.  The museum and village are open May 1-Sept 30. Group rates are available. Please allow two hours for tours. For more information, call 701-776-6414.

the Prairie Village and Museum. Listen to oldtime music in different areas of the village.  Fair-goers will find cooks baking in the cook car, butter churners in the creamery, a blacksmith hammering in the blacksmith shop, fancy gals performing in the saloon, clerks merchandising in the General Store, artists exhibiting in Silva School, and the sheriff locking folks up in York Jail. Kids’ activities include old-fashioned games, impromptu classes in one-room Juniata School, and face painting. Music, food and family fun make this fair one of the best of the summer.

VILLAGE FAIR OFFERS OLD TIME FLAIR  Enjoy the 35th Annual Village Fair August 9 at Prairie Village Museum in Rugby. There will be special musical entertainment provided, plus the annual Pioneer Demonstrations at

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One can almost hear the past come alive when you enter the museum grounds. The Museum is located on 40 acres, housed in 16 buildings. The museum consists of one of a kind vehicles, tractors, machinery, and articles of prairie life in North Dakota.  Tours start in the Main Museum Building which houses machinery, carriages, home items, etc. Then head to the Potratz Building, it houses tractors & cars. Next visit the tractor shed, full of steamers, threshers, tractors and more. Other buildings on the site include the original Hawk home, as it was, the Blacksmith

Shop, Nanson one- room school, and the Home of Yore. The Presbyterian Church from Wolford is filled with vintage clocks.  Make sure to stop at Henry Johnson General Store from Nanson, which includes the Nanson’s U.S. Post Office, a cream testing station and meat market. The Store shows its importance in the lives of the early pioneers. There they could get the mail, sell their cream and eggs and purchase anything from shoes to food.  Marker Lutheran Church from rural Barton, Mylo’s Community Hall, a Doll House with hundreds of dolls, law office and a cook car round out the collection.  On the second weekend of June, the Musem hosts “The Annual Antique Farm Show.” The show includes a daily parade of hundreds of tractors, steam engines and antique equipment. There are blacksmith, steam threshing, planing, shingle making, and saw and flour milling demonstrations. Browse the Flea Market and enjoy ice cream and fresh doughnuts from an old machine. There are activites for the kids too!

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CITY OF CANDO  Cando and the surrounding Towner County area have a variety of sports and recreation opportunities that are attractive for visitors and tourists alike.  Cando, self-proclaimed “Duck Capital of North Dakota,” is centrally located in the Prairie Pothole Region of the state. For more than a century, the Towner County area has been a mecca of waterfowl hunting with its natural sloughs and lakes, such as Snyder Lake, Lake Alice, Hurricane Lake and Lake Irwin, with the addition in later years of the man-made reservoirs at Bisbee and Armourdale.  Cando’s location makes it an excellent center for outdoor activities, such as first class fishing, big game and waterfowl hunting, as well as bird watching and nature photography.  The Lake Region Birding Trail connects public lands within the Devils Lake Basin, including Nikolaisen Waterfowl Production Area and Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge in Towner County.  Originally established in 1935 as a

sanctuary for migratory birds, the 11,500-acre Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge serves as a major waterfowl concentration point during spring and fall migrations, as well as a significant breeding area for wetland wildlife. Tens of thousands of snow geese, Canada geese, sandhill cranes and ducks use the lake and surrounding lands each year. Lake Alice supports a large colony of Franklin gulls that can be viewed throughout the spring and summer feeding on abundant insects produced in the shallow wetlands. Other colonial nesting birds include rookeries of black-crowned herons, snowy and cattle egrets, and western and eared grebes. Marsh wrens, Virginia and sora rails, coots, bitterns, and great blue herons are found in the dense stands of bulrush, cattails and phragmites. Thousands of mallards, pintails, blue-winged teal, gadwall, and shoverloers nest on the refuge and resident game birds including Hungarian partridge, ring-necked pheasants and sharp-tailed grouse are benefitted by the grasslands. A mosaic of trees and shrubs provide another habitat

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for a variety of warblers, woodpeckers and other songbirds. The diversity of habitat provide for numerous white-tailed deer, an occasional moose, and numerous small mammals like red fox, coyotes, raccoons and muskrats.  The area is home to all the waterfowl species found in the Pothole Region. Mallards, gadwall and blue-winged teal are the most abundant ducks, with several other species of diving and dabbling ducks common in the area. Giant Canada geese have been reintroduced and are abundant. Spectacular concentrations of waterfowl can be found each spring and fall. Most notable are the large flocks of snow geese.  Nikolaisen WPA (7 miles north of Cando on US Hwy 281) has a parking area, vault toilet and small overlook. Migrating and breeding waterfowl, shorebirds, wetland birds and upland nesting birds can all be observed, with spring migration, early breeding season and fall waterfowl migration the best time to view.  Cando also offers a 3,000-yard, grassgreen, watered fairway golf course with a driving range and a modern clubhouse, cart rentals and storage with an adjoining campground. The Cando City Park offers a modern swimming pool, two tennis courts, outdoor volleyball and basketball courts, two playground areas, a horseshoe court and three picnic shelters with new barbeque pits. The campground is located on the northeast edge of Cando.  An indoor All-Seasons Arena provides ice skating activities with the community providing a wide range of hockey activities for young and old alike. The facility is also used for summer indoor activities.

 Whether your idea of fun is playing nine holes on our beautiful golf course or attending a musical production at the Audi Theatre, Cando definitely has something to satisfy everyone’s taste.  Cando’s history is on display at the Pioneer Museum, located on Main Street and at the one-room schoolhouse, located on the Towner County Courthouse grounds. The famous Dale & Martha Hawk Museum is located just 30 miles west of Cando.  Agriculture is the primary industry in Towner County. Cando also has several manufacturing facilities, which have added to the economic growth of the area. The Towner County Medical Center is one of the area’s largest employers.  For more information, visit the city website at www.candond.com

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WELCOME TO THE RENDEZVOUS REGION  The Rendezvous Region of northeast North Dakota is rich in culture, history, and outdoor recreation opportunities and the counties of Cavalier, Pembina and Walsh are working together to provide visitors with an unforgettable experience. The Rendezvous Region has a variety of niche businesses that provide interesting experiential shopping, activities such as painting, arts and crafts, design, as well as a variety of coffee shops, bakeries, artisans, restaurants and recreation amenities.  The Rendezvous Region offers an amazing array of historical sites which date back 200 years to the days when fur trappers, Native Americans and traders met in the region to buy goods and barter. The annual meetings were called “rendezvous”. Each city in the region has a legion of local historic characters, buildings and fables to capture the imagination of people of all ages. There are more than 55 geocaches placed throughout the Rendezvous Region and many of them can be found at these historical sites.  One of the best kept secrets in the Rendezvous Region is the Pembina Gorge. This 12,500-acre area just west of Walhalla, is one of the largest woodlands in the state Page 46

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of North Dakota, boasting over 21 different types of animals and 30 plant species, eight of which are indigenous to the Pembina Gorge. The Gorge offers hunting, fishing, hiking, bird watching, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, OHV trails and cross-country skiing. It is also home to North Dakota’s first and only downhill mountain bike terrain park located at Frost Fire Park.  The summer months are a great time to attend one of the many festivals and events, play a round of 9-hole golf, swim in the numerous lakes and rivers, camp and kayak.  Be sure to visit rendezvousregion.com to plan your trip to the Rendezvous Region and like us on Facebook for links to all of the events going on during your stay.

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CITY OF LANGDON  Also known as “The Western Gateway to the Rendezvous Region,” the community of Langdon has an appreciation for great living with an emphasis on family and friends. The community of Langdon has a strong desire to keep Langdon and Cavalier County alive and thriving.  We invite you to come, see what we have to offer! Whatever you enjoy doing most, Langdon has something for you and your entire family. Whether it’s history, nature, shopping, or sports that you enjoy; we have it here. Indoors or out, summer or winter, Langdon offers many great activities for any season and age.  The summer and fall of 2020 in Langdon has more events and attractions than ever before! The main event will be our 25th Annual Rendezvous Region Music Fest scheduled for July 16-18. The festivities start Friday, July 17, with the Firemen’s Dinner at the Activity Center. Beautiful downtown Langdon and Boyd Block Plaza will be the hub for all the following activities. The Rendezvous Region Rod Run will also be revving up that weekend starting the evening of July 17. There will be a street fair, sidewalk sales and food vendors on Saturday, July 18. The festivities continue

when “Slamabama” comes to town to perform for our 25th Annual Rendezvous Region Music Fest celebration. The celebration will conclude with a fireworks display.  Other events for the summer include the Community Color Run; two June Golf Tournaments (June 13 & 27) and the LREC/ NCGA Field Days (July 16).  Missoula Children’s Theater returns to town the week of July 20-25, featuring “Treasure Island.” Performances are Friday, July 24th at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m. at

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St. Alphonsus Elementary School.  Beginning in mid-July, every Thursday at 4pm the Farmers Market is held at St. A’s Park across the street from the Cavalier County Courthouse. The Farmers Market will continue until Oct.  You are going to want to mark your calendars for October 1 because that is the date for the 12th Annual Wine Walk. The ever popular “Spooktacular” event for kids will be back at the end of October.  On your way into town, make sure you visit the informational site detailing the Langdon

Wind LLC project completed in 2008. This is one of the largest wind farms in North Dakota and is located 9 miles south of Langdon at the junction of Hwy 1 & 66.  For more information on any of these events or other activities please contact the Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce at 701-256-3079 or visit our website, city of langdon.com. Please follow us on the Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. Also make sure to check out the Rendezvous Region Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rendezvousregion.

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 Dotted with dense forests, magnificent overlooks and expansive recreation areas, the Rendezvous Region Scenic Backway in northeast North Dakota offers nature lovers plenty of opportunities to enjoy and explore the outdoors. Starting on Highway 55 near Vang and sloping southeast to Highway 5 and ending in Cavalier, this backway offers opportunities to experience all four seasons.  During winter months, be sure to spend a day at Frost Fire Park, where you can ski or snowboard down powdery runs and take in dramatic views of the Pembina River Gorge. During the summertime, the Frost Fire Summer Theatre offers classic musical productions for the whole family.  The nearby Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area is a playground in all seasons. Explore the lattice work of multi use trails on horseback, foot, mountain bikes or all-terrain vehicles. Or in the winter, take to snowmobiling, crosscountry skiing or snowshoeing. The Pembina River Trail is an ideal spot to paddle along in a canoe or kayak. Birdwatchers can discover more than 75 species of breeding birds in the Pembina Gorge. Wildlife enthusiasts might see mountain lions, bears, elk, or bobcats. This area also offers hunting and fishing.  In the picturesque town of Walhalla, take in dramatic views of the Pembina River and Pembina Gorge from the Masonic Scenic Overlook, which offers an ideal vantage point during spring and fall months. Or, venture into Tetrault Woods State Forest, a 432-acre undeveloped expanse of woods, where you can hike along peaceful trails, ride horses, backcountry camp and views from the Tetrault Woods Scenic Overlook is masterpiece.  For campsites with modern amenities such as showers and electricity, continue along the backway to Icelandic State Park, located along the northern shore of Lake Renwick. Enjoy a leisurely picnic for the afternoon or spend a couple days boating on the lake or exploring the 200-acre nature preserve. Glimpse into North Dakota’s pioneering days with a visit to the Pioneer Heritage Center, with its restored historic buildings and Gunlogson Homestead.  At the end of the backway, spend a night in “The Friendly City” of Cavalier, where you can take your pick from rustic lodges or quaint bed and breakfasts. The city park also offers a family-friendly place to enjoy sand volleyball, tennis, disc golf and more.

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PEMBINA GORGE STATE RECREATION AREA  The Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area has become a top destination for adventure seekers throughout North Dakota and the surrounding states. The Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area encompasses over 2,800 acres of public land in the Pembina River Gorge. With steep valley cliffs towering over small, isolated prairies and pocketed wetlands surrounded by the largest continuous, undisturbed forest in North Dakota, its stunning beauty is simply unmatched. With over 30 miles of trails, the Pembina Gorge provides visitors with an exceptional outdoor experience. The trails at the Pembina Gorge are open to horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and off-highway vehicles (OHV).  The Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area offers kayak rentals for $8 per hour or $50 per day. Life jackets and paddles are provided with your rental. The recreation area also offers to transport kayakers.Kayak the Pembina River and enjoy the amazing views of the Pembina Gorge. The transportation fee is $25 to be transported from the Brick Mine Bridge or $30 to be transported from Walhalla.

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CITY OF WALHALLA  Scenic Walhalla, North Dakota, is a picturesque community nestled along the bend of the Pembina River just east of the colorful panorama of the Pembina Gorge, surrounded by hills and valleys. As the second-oldest community in the state, the town has also been blessed with a rich historical heritage.  There are many ways to enjoy the Pembina Hills, which is really a gorge carved by the Pembina River.The Pembina River, located in the northeast corner of North Dakota, is North Dakota’s only real white-water river. The meandering Pembina River is considered “tame,” but does offer excellent canoeing and kayaking and attracts outdoor enthusiasts to its secluded landscape during the months of May and June. The Pembina River originates near Boissevain, Manitoba, flows southeast and enters the U.S. northeast of Langdon, ND. From the U.S.-Canadian border, it flows southeast to Walhalla and east to the Red River. The area between the border and Walhalla is part of the scenic Pembina Hills and one of the few wilderness areas left in the state. Near Walhalla, the river is considered the best for canoeing/kayaking, as the river flows fairly fast over many small rapids.  Hikers enjoy many of the pathways leading to tempt the nature lover with hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in Tetrault Woods State Forest.

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 Walhalla has been known as “Elk and Moose Capital of North Dakota” because of the large concentration of elk in the area, moose are in the area but have started to migrate north and west. Wild turkeys, ruffed grouse, waterfowl, blackneck pheasant, moose, deer and elk have found the Pembina Hills a haven. Some of the best elk hunting in North Dakota exists right here in this virtually unexplored wilderness, which makes this area a “sportsman’s paradise.”  Tee off at the Walhalla Country Club, a scenic 9-hole grass green golf course located in the beautiful Pembina Hills. It is common to see a doe and her fawn grazing on the fairway, or an elk in the fields below. So, if you lose your “ball” you will have no problem finding the natural beauty. The course is complete with a modern club house, two decks and a screened-in-porch, complete restaurant, lounge and banquet facilities. Open seven days a week for your convenience. The Walhalla Country Club also provides accommodations for social events and business conferences. For more information contact 701-549-2357.  On summer weekends, many visitors spend the day shopping in the area, golfing or trekking through the hills. Then they settle in for the evening performance at the Frost Fire Summer Theatre which has captured the heart of summer weekend visitors as they come to enjoy musical theater classic

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FROST FIRE PARK  Frost Fire Park, located 7 miles west of Walhalla offers downhill skiing and snowboarding during the winter months. The ski resort is open Friday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit frostfirepark. org for more information.  The Frost Fire Summer Theatre 2020 production will be “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” and runs June 27 through August 2. Tickets can be purchased by calling 701-5493602 or through frostfirepark.org.  Encore Youth Arts Camp is scheduled for August 3-7. Please visit frostfirepark.org for registration information and for many more exciting events they have planned!


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TETRAULT WOODS  One area to tempt the nature lover is Tetrault Woods State Park. This 432-acre tract of undeveloped nature is an adventure for the entire family. Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders enjoy many of the pathways leading to the Pembina River and the Pembina Hills from the Tetrault Woods. In the winter months trails are used by crosscountry skiers and snowmobilers. Tetrault Woods Scenic Overlook is a perfect stop for a picnic.  This undisturbed forested area is perfect for nature lovers with picnicking, bird and wildlife viewing. Primitive camping is welcome, but there are no developed campgrounds nor fees. There are some elk and moose in the area, as well as a variety of birds and plants. There are two scenic overlooks that stand high above the river valley and offer amazing views. Both are part of a 33.5-mile ND State Scenic Backway. For more information contact the ND Forest Service, 701-549-2441.

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GINGRAS TRADING POST  The Gingras Trading Post, a state historic site, is within this ND “backway”. The two buildings on the site are the oldest standing structures built by Euro-Americans in North Dakota. The site is open daily for self-guided visits, May 15 to September 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 701-549-2775 or 701-825-684 Photo Credit: ND Tourism

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ICELANDIC STATE PARK  Icelandic State Park is located 5 miles west of Cavalier on N.D. Hwy. 5. CAMPING  There are 141 modern campsites with water and electrical hookups and 10 primitive campsites. There are also three camping cabins, each of which sleep up to 5 people. All campsites and cabins can be reserved through an online reservation system or by calling the reservation hotline. Located within the modern campground are three comfort stations with shower facilities.

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SWIMMING  The swimming and beach area is one of the most popular areas of the park. It is a gently sloped area that is adjacent to a picnicking area and concession stand. GUNLOGSON HOMESTEAD  This is the site of one of the first Icelandic homesteads. TRAILS  The park trails, located in Gunlogson Arboretum, wind through the lowland forest of the Tongue River bottom. One portion of the two-mile trail is self-guided. This unique area has been dedicated as a nature preserve and the trails are designed as part of the National Recreation Trail System.

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BOATING  The 200-acre Lake Renwick provides excellent opportunities for both boating and paddling enthusiasts. It is widely used by power boats, canoes and an occasional sail boater. A launching ramp is available for easy success. Kayaks and Stand-Up Paddleboards are available for rent at the concession stand. FISHING  Leisurely fishing from a boat or the fishing pier is a popular activity. Stocking of walleye and northern pike has enhanced fishing and created added interest.

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 To make a reservation visit www.parkrec. nd.gov or call 1-800-807-4723. For more information about Icelandic State Park, call 701-265-4561 or e-mail isp@nd.gov. Address is 13571 Hwy. 5, Cavalier, ND 5822

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CITY OF CAVALIER  Cavalier is located in the heart of the Rendezvous Region, an area bordering Canada and Minnesota in the northeast corner of North Dakota, steeped in history and natural beauty. Established in 1878 along the winding banks of the Tongue River, Cavalier is a growing community of 1300.  The four seasons allow opportunities to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities including golf, tennis, water sports, hunting, bicycling, snowmobiling and skiing. Whether you curl, appreciate the cover of cross-country ski trails or wonder at the look of a grain-ripened field and a sailboat silently crossing Lake Renwick, Cavalier is truly a city of year-round enjoyment.  First time visitors will be sure to note the large trees that shade the city streets and the numerous bridges and winding streets that complement the winding Tongue

River. A large park within the city features a swimming pool and tennis court. The 6.5mile paved Cavlandic Trail runs between the City of Cavalier and Icelandic State Park/ Cavalier Country Club.  Fifteen miles west of Cavalier is the Cavalier Air Station, which is one of the United States Air Force’s best radar installations in the world. It is the second highest building in North Dakota, after the State Capitol in Bismarck. Tours are available throughout the year. The Icelandic heritage is strong in the area. The local museum has a wealth of Icelandic items of the past. Cavalier is a progressive community and an exciting area to visit any time of the year.  Visit www.cavaliernd.com for more information on activities in Cavalier or to view the 24-hour live Cavalier Chamber Cam to see what’s happening on main street.


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CITY OF GRAFTON  There’s something for everyone in Grafton, so come and enjoy the fun and “Make an Event of It!”  Located in the heart of the Red River Valley in northeastern North Dakota, Grafton is a community rich not only in soils, but also in heritage. The history and diverse culture of the area can be felt and appreciated in many sights and attractions, both in and around Grafton. In addition to many historic churches, private homes and public buildings – including North Dakota’s first Carnegie Library. Grafton is home to Heritage Village and the Historic Elmwood Mansion, both offering visitors a glimpse of life in the past.  Grafton merchants offer many brand name products found in larger cities with the benefit of personal service and a convenient shopping environment. Home to more than 100 retail businesses, including many locally owned, Grafton also boasts nationally known retailers, manufacturers and hotels.  Recreational facilities abound in Grafton. Leistikow Park is one of the many parks in Grafton. It is filled with beautiful trees, has a full service campground and cabin rentals. Leistikow Park also has an outdoor pool, shelters, basketball courts, tennis courts, sand volleyball, canoe/kayak/paddle boat rentals, trails, and a disc golf course. Other recreational facilities include a beautiful 9-hole golf course, softball and baseball complexes, 4 sheet curling club, a bowling alley, movie theater, archery club, bike paths, 3 fitness centers (one including an indoor pool) and 3 yoga/dance/ fitness studios.  The Grafton area will also entice the outdoor sportsman. Deer hunting is quite popular in the area as well as duck, goose, wild turkey and fox hunting. Canoeing, fishing, bird watching and magnificent photo opportunities are plentiful on the scenic Park River and Red River (located just 15 miles east of Grafton). In the fall, Leistikow Park hosts a Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch for 6 weekends of family fun. Proud of Page 56

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its annual community events, the residents of Grafton invite visitors to the community with open arms. SUMMERFEST EVENTS FOR EVERYONE  Grafton’s annual Summerfest will be held June 24-28. The event promises to provide fun in many different areas. Come and enjoy a variety of homemade rhubarb desserts at the Historic Elmwood House, a beautiful turn-of-the-century Victorian Home that is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The Rhubarb Festival is an annual fundraiser to preserve the history and integrity of the site, held on Thursday afternoon.  The annual SummerFest Fireworks show is held on Thursday evening at dusk. Locals show off their skills in our yearly RibFest Cook-Off in the Chamber parking lot on Friday late afternoon/evening. Kids games and entertainment take place before sampling the ribs.  Saturday kicks off with a Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis, followed by the SummerFest Grand Parade. The afternoon boasts fun, family activities. Heritage Village offers the opportunity to explore its historic buildings and ride the Merry-Go-Round. Leistikow Park hosts a variety of food trucks and serves as the site for free kids games, inflatables and reduced-rate swimming at their pool. A car show and burn out contest are also scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Live bands are scheduled to perform Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.  Grafton is proud of its many annual community events. If you would like more information about Grafton and any of their special events, contact the Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce at 701-352-0781 or check out our website at www.graftonevents. com. Be sure to “Like” our Facebook page: Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce/DMV for event information and updates. Spring/Summer 2020

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CITY OF PARK RIVER  Park River, located in the center of Walsh County, is a very progressive city with a lot to offer. Their motto is “Park River: The Town with a Heart,” and the friendly residents of this northeastern North Dakota city strive to put that philosophy into action every day.  Park River’s economy is mostly agriculturalbased, as the rich fertile soil of the Red River Valley is very conducive to lush, healthy crops. The town also boasts a strong number of businesses, many within the technology and health care sectors.  Fans of the arts may visit the historic Lyric Theatre, which opened its doors in 1915 and reopened in 2002 after several years of vacancy. Shows can be seen Friday and Saturday evenings with matinees on Sunday.  For the golfer, Hillcrest Country Club has one of the finest 9-hole grass green courses around. It is lined with mature evergreens and oaks and is always immaculately groomed.

Also, green fees at Hillcrest are very light on the pocketbook, so make sure to play a round or two while visiting the area!  Need to take a dip after a hot day? The swimming pool complex in Park River consists of two pools for your summer fun. Take advantage of almost three miles of paved bike and walking paths, starting on the east side of the Kensington addition and going west all the way to Homme Dam.  Homme Dam Campground and Recreation Area is located on the south branch of the Park River two miles west of the city on N.D. Highway 17. The lake covers 200 acres and offers many recreational opportunities. Walsh County has done an excellent job of making Homme Dam a beautiful place for camping, fishing, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and boating.  For updates and events visit www. cityofparkriver.com

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CITY OF LAKOTA  The City of Lakota is a thriving town with big opportunities. Being a part of the waterfowl central flyway, an abundance of wildlife is seen throughout the area. Along with dozens of public hunting areas, bird watching and wildlife watching areas, Lakota is surrounded by some great fishing opportunities in Lake Laretta, Stump Lake, McVille Dam, Tolna Dam, Whitman Dam and Devils Lake.  Lakota is the county seat of Nelson County and is located at the intersection of US Highway 2 and ND Highway 1. You will find many wonderful things within Lakota. One is the A.M. Tofthagen Museum, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and houses a new City Library. A common place to relax and find locals is the Lakota City Park. Check out the heated swimming pool, two playground areas, picnic shelters and tennis court while you are there.  The Rock Creek Golf Couse is located off ND Highway 1 just south of the city. This is a nine hole, par 36, 3,376 yard long grass green course. It includes long fairways, Page 60

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water hazards, sand traps and large greens averaging over 6,000 sq. ft. The course is adjacent to the airport, permitting easy access to fly-ins. The Lakota Airport has a new hangar allowing for overnight shelter to the incoming planes.  The City of Lakota will be celebrating its 58th annual Turkey Barbeque on Friday, June 19, in the City Park. A street dance will take place on Main Street after the BBQ. The Community Club also sponsors other events such as Wine Walk, Easter Carnival and Halloween Carnival. Check out the Lakota Community Club facebook page for more information See you in Lakota! Spring/Summer 2020

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STUMP LAKE  A winding circling road through a mass of green leaved trees will lead you to a restaurant, campground, old-style pavilion and a lake. Historically, Stump Lake has been a shallow basin of water, suitable for birds but not fish. Thanks to Mother Nature, the quality of the lake has changed through an additional 50 plus feet of fresh water, making it a great home for walleye, northern, pike and perch. The North Dakota Game and Fish has released millions of perch into this lake, so it should be a great fishery for years to come.  Once only to look at, Stump Lake is now one of the area’s fastest growing recreational attractions. In 1998, a boat launch and two docks were put in for water sports and swimmers.  In addition to the lake, Stump Lake Park offers a variety of family attractions. The park prides itself on being clean and green with something for everyone. Stump Lake Park boasts a variety of hiking and biking trails and a fun-filled playground that will entertain people of all ages.

 There is a full-service campground for both campers and tenters with water and electricity hook-ups and a bathroom facility nearby. Many weekends offer other types of entertainment from dances to softball tournaments, to displays at the nearby Stump Lake Village. The park also has a restaurant and picnic shelter facilities for families and friends to gather and enjoy the summer day.  Come visit Nelson County’s secret oasis! Disappear for a day, for a weekend or a summer to remember and enjoy the simpler times of life.

VISIT STUMP LAKE VILLAGE 12 miles south of Lakota on ND No. 1

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Open Every Sunday 1pm - 5pm • June through Labor Day • Tour the Log Cabin, School, Church, House, Barn, Machine Sheds & Main Street Building • Labor Day Weekend (Sunday & Monday) Threshing Bees, Many Pioneer Activities Call 701-247-2546 to schedule your reunion, wedding or special event today!

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STUMP LAKE VILLAGE  The journey back in time begins as one enters the stone gates of Stump Lake Park. It is hard to miss the newest additions to the county park when taking a Sunday drive with all the new buildings. The Nelson County Historical Society has transformed a barren field into a step back in history. The Village is complete with all the traditional elements of a pioneering community; a farmhouse, barn, post office, one-room school, church, cook-car, two log cabins, depot, blacksmith shop and sawmill. The newer additions to the Village are the “Old Main Street USA” exhibit building, which contains many exhibit rooms, gift shop and modern restrooms, flour mill and gazebo. The gazebo was built with funds donated by local residents and will be used for entertainment, weddings, family reunions and other events. An engine building containing many stationary engines in running order was completed in 2018.  Summertime is a wonderful time for NCHS members because it is a time to make history come alive and begin outdoor activities. The summer schedule begins the first Sunday of June and ends with the Threshing Bee on Labor Day weekend (Sunday and Monday).

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The 14 weeks in between are filled with a variety of activities which include the Nelson County Fair and 4-H exhibition, weddings and church services, traveling exhibits, family reunions, other entertainment and tours of the buildings every Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The annual Threshing Bee is the largest and most anticipated event of the summer. This two-day event draws hundreds of people to see how harvest was done in days gone by. Each morning begins with a hearty threshermen’s breakfast, and the days are filled with displays of ethnic foods and crafts. All of the buildings are open for tours. Each afternoon there is a parade of old engines, tractors, cars and much more. Each year there are new activities held during the Threshing Bee, but some of the past events include doll and toy shows, fashion shows, music concerts and theatrical displays by historical characters. There are rides and activities for children to enjoy.  Often it is easy to forget where one came from, so spend a day or more at Stump Lake Village and take the time to remember. A journey back in time will offer both lessons to be learned and a greater appreciation of how our pioneering ancestors struggled to settle this untamed land. Take time out, relax and enjoy this place where time stands still and you can dream a little.  The Village is available for tours every Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the first Sunday of June through Labor Day weekend. Check out our website at www. stumplakepark.com. To schedule reunions, weddings or other events, call Diane Swenson at 701-247-2546. Stump Lake Park and Village is located 12 miles south of Lakota on North Dakota Hwy. 1. Lake Region Guide

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CITY OF MCVILLE  McVille – Small enough to know you, large enough to serve you. This is the motto of the City of McVille, and here’s a few reasons why:  McVille is located in Nelson County on Highway 15, just minutes North of the picturesque Sheyenne River Valley, 50 miles southeast of Devils Lake, and approximately 60 miles southwest of Grand Forks, and is located just 20 minutes from Stump Lake which offers great year ‘round walleye fishing as well as other recreational and water sports opportunities. McVille has all the feel and size of a small town, but offers many businesses and services to serve its citizens and visitors.  McVille Country Club, a 9-hole municipal grass-green course, is located on the North edge of town. Well established grass greens boast a beautiful course lined with a variety of trees, shrubs and flowers. Green fees are reasonable, and there are golf carts available for rent. Visit our Club House, join us for men’s or women’s nights, or just enjoy the quiet course.  McVille Dam & Recreation Area, located on the east edge of town is a good spot for family recreation activities such as fishing, swimming, small watercraft boating, and picnics. Cast a line and try your luck for perch, walleye, northern pike or trout. RV/ camper spaces are available for rent at a rate of $25 per night ($10 per night for Page 64

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tent camping) on a first arrival basis and include electrical and water hookups. A camper dump station was recently added. The campground has picnic shelters, barbeque pits, playground equipment, sand volleyball, a 9-hole frisbee golf course and a paved biking/walking path that leads from the McVille Dam Recreation area to the east edge of town. Stop in at D & M Service on the corner of Main Street and Highway 15 to register for a camping space.  RV camping with all utilities, including sewer hookup, is also avail-able at the Lee Street Campground in the City of McVille.  McVille Lodge features 8 units with a total of 29 beds. Each unit is airconditioned, has a kitchenette, cable TV and wireless internet. At least one of the units is handicap accessible. There is also a laundromat and access to vending machines within the Lodge complex.  McVille’s Main Street also includes a grocery store with well-stocked shelves and features fresh meats and produce, daily baked goods as well as frozen foods and treats; D & M Service - a gas station that features 24-hour card control fueling, tire repair service, propane tank exchange, firewood bundles, snacks, off-sale beer and wine, and is an outlet for minnows and other fishing supplies; McVille Community Library, located in the lower level of the City Auditorium at the corner of Main Spring/Summer 2020

Street and Felton Avenue, is open 10 AM – 3 PM Tuesday through Friday, and 10 AM – 1 PM on Saturday. Double Down Bar offers pizzas and other snacks as well as pool, darts, electronic gaming and is a great place to watch the game!  McVille and the surrounding area proudly support the complete health-care system, Nelson County Health Care Services, that includes a clinic, an acute care hospital to serve you in case of emergency, a 39-bed long term care center, and a beautiful 12unit Assisted Living Center.  McVille Municipal Airport, located just west of the city has a well-groomed and maintained airstrip, with 3 tie-down spaces available, and there are no landing and/or take-off fees.  Come join us for McVille Days, July 16-19th 2020, and enjoy fun, food and entertainment for the entire family. For more information on our community, visit our website at www.mcvillend.com or contact our City Auditor, Chanda Arneson, at mcvillend@gondtc.com.


Burgers 'N' Brats supper, followed by canoe races at McVille Dam & Street Dance on Main


Parade, Car Show, Ice Cream Social, Kids Games & Hole in One Competition


Outdoor Worship Service in City Park at 9:30 AM, Golf Tournament

For more information on our community visit our website www.mcville.com or e-mail: mcvillend@gondtc.com

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CITY OF COOPERSTOWN Cooperstown is a growing community in the central part of North Dakota, located just 3 miles east of the junction of Hwys. 200 and 1.  Cooperstown Community Activities Authority is the organization which plans and schedules events throughout the year. The schedule of events for this summer can be found on the web at www.cooperstownnd.com. The main events throughout the summer center around retreat activities at the Cooperstown Bible Camp. A week at camp will keep kids busy having fun with both old and new friends. Climb our new 40-foot climbing tower or cross the Sheyenne River using our new adventure bridge! Kids can camp out in a tree house or teepee, ride horse, canoe, swim, shoot bows and arrows, play sand volleyball, basketball, pickleball and more. But most importantly learn about Jesus. Camp starts midJune and runs through the first part of August.  Cooperstown is justly proud of its 9-hole golf course with over 1,000 evergreen trees and expertly cared for fairways and greens. The clubhouse and course offer a full schedule of activities and tournaments throughout the golfing season.  Other leisure-time opportunities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, softball diamonds, horse arena, indoor and outdoor rifle/archery ranges and fitness center.  Within 30 minutes are two lakes and the Sheyenne River. Red Willow Lake has good fishing for northern pike, perch and blue gills, along with boating and water-skiing opportunities. Red Willow Lake Resort provides camping, roller skating, picnicking, dining, dances and softball games. Lake Ashtabula is a man-made lake which provides several excellent camping facilities, dining, fishing, water-skiing, public boat ramps, boat rental, picnicking and opportunities to observe nature. If the time is right, you can even pick chokecherries, juneberries and plums. Hunters come from great distances to hunt deer near Cooperstown. Also abundant are upland game and waterfowl. Hwy. 200 is also part of the cross-country bike route.


 Cooperstown is proud to be home to the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site, also known as Oscar Zero and the Northern Plains Cold War Interpretive Center. Oscar Zero and November 33 are the last remnants of the 321st Missile Wing. These two facilities played an integral role in the Cold War. Go inside the control facility and view the launch silo.  According to the SHSND, Visitors to Oscar-Zero will be given a guided tour of topside facilities and will learn how the facility managers, security forces, maintenance teams and cooks lived their daily lives at the MAF. Guests may also choose to be guided down the elevator shaft to the underground Launch Control Equipment Building and Launch Control Center, where they will see firsthand the front lines of the United States’ strategy of nuclear deterrence. They will be able to step behind the concrete blast door and witness the equipment that could have been used by the missile crews to launch nuclear missiles. At November-33 visitors will see the topside of a launch facility, including the massive launch closure door which once protected a missile, an imposing security fence, the electronic security system, and the ventilation systems that served the underground equipment buildings. The topside appears exactly as it did during its existence as an active launch facility.  Directions: Oscar-Zero is four miles north of Cooperstown on Highway 45, and November-33 is two miles east of Cooperstown on Hwy. 200.  For more information, contact the State Historical Society of North Dakota at 701-328N G 2666. O BA & B








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CITY OF ANETA  Aneta, located on Highway 32 in southern Nelson County, is the Queen City of the Upper Sheyenne and has the longest running turkey barbecue in the state. The 60th annual Turkey Barbecue and Summer Festival, sponsored by the Aneta Booster Club, will be held on June 19-21.  The annual meal is prepared and served in the park shelter with live entertainment performing in the gazebo.

ANETA COMMUNITY ORCHARD  What was once a hayfield is now a lush verdant community orchard and garden area thanks to the energy of a small ambitious community working together. The 3-acre site now contains a sampling orchard with numerous varieties of raspberries, gooseberries, haskaps, elderberries, juneberries, asparagus, cherries and many more. All are available for picking, free of charge. Larger quantities are available in the RECREATION  Aneta’s City Park features a picnic shelter, orchard proper which also features apple gazebo, and heated restrooms. Lighted trees, chokecherries, hazelnuts and plums. tennis courts and basketball court are  Follow the signs on Highway 32, park your located near the center of town beside the car in the picnic area, walk over the covered Aneta Pavilion. A softball diamond is located footbridge and help yourself to a brochure on the north side of the old Aneta School for a self guided tour of this lovely little bit building. Area lakes and the local reservoir of heaven. are good fishing sites.

Aneta’s 60th Annual Turkey Barbecue & Summer Festival --------------- FRIDAY, JUNE 19 --------------2:00PM – 4:00PM 5:30PM – 8:00PM 7:00PM 9:00PM – 1:00AM

Rhubarb Tasting at Aneta Orchard Rib Buffet at Whitetail Bar Talent Show at City Auditorium Dance at Whitetail Bar

Aneta Parkview Health Center “A Community of Personal Commitment and Caring”

--------------- SATURDAY, JUNE 20 --------------7:30AM – 10:00AM 10:00AM 11:00AM – 2:00PM 11:00AM – 1:00PM 12:00PM – 8:00PM 3:00PM

Pancake Breakfast, Sundahl Church Games for Kids at Aneta Orchard Old Time Tractor Pull, Aneta Elevator Lunch Stand Annual Arts & Craft Show, Pavilion Kiddie & Old Car Parade, Main Street Parade Marshal - Iris Westlyn, 115 yrs old

4:00PM 4:30PM – 7:30PM 9:00PM – 1:00AM

Inflatable Games at Park Turkey Barbecue, Aneta City Park Street Dance at Whitetail Bar 312 Turkeys Now serving 900 lbs. of Potato Salad with 6 lines! 800 lbs. of Beans Average wait time 100 lbs. of Potato Chips is 15 minutes! and more!

--------------- SUNDAY, JUNE 21 --------------10:00AM

“All Faith Service” Aneta City Park

Come be a part of something big! Festival Sponsored by the Aneta Booster Club

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KELLY SLOUGH NWR  Kellys Slough National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established to develop and manage a system of wetlands and grasslands that is unique to the Red River Valley. The refuge supports a diversity of wetland and grassland wildlife, while providing for wildlife-dependent recreation, interpretation, and education. Kellys Slough NWR is located in the heart of the Red River Valley. The refuge contains an intermittent stream that flows into the Turtle River, a tributary of the Red River.  Kellys Slough NWR is considered an excellent area to view migratory and breeding waterbirds. Twelve species of ducks have been found nesting on the refuge. Giant Canada geese and a variety of shorebirds are also common on the refuge and surrounding lands. The refuge staff manage eight wetland management pools, comprising 936 acres on the refuge and adjacent WPAs. The remaining uplands are predominately grasslands.  Kellys Slough NWR covers portions of Blooming, Lakeville and Rye townships of Grand Forks County. The main parking area is 8 miles west and 3 miles north of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Signs on U.S. Highway 2 direct visitors to the refuge, where there is a parking area, an elevated viewing platform, several informational signs and two walking trails.  For more information, call 701-662-8611, e-mail devilslake@fws.gov or visit their website at http://fws.gov/refuge/kellys_ slough. Refuge headquarters are located at 221 2nd St. West, Devils Lake, ND.

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