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  • North Dakota's Badlands’ rugged terrain and awe-inspiring rock formations cover much of the state's scenic southwestern area.
  • North Dakota's lakes and numerous wetlands make the state a great place for wildlife and outdoor recreation.
  • The Sheyenne Delta in eastern North Dakota is a landscape of sandy soils and rolling hills. It includes some of the most important blocks of tallgrass prairie in the Upper Midwest.
  • The Little Missouri River winds through the Badlands of North Dakota, a stark and spectacular landscape sculpted by wind, water and sand.

  • Devils Lake is the state's largest natural lake and is located in northeastern North Dakota.



  • The Killdeer Mountains support the largest deciduous forest in this area of western North Dakota outside of floodplain forests.
  • The confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers was home to Native American tribes and was explored by Lewis and Clark.
  • Formed by receding glaciers, the Prairie Pothole Region's grasslands and wetlands are globally significant for breeding waterfowl.
  • The Sheyenne River originates in central North Dakota and traverses tallgrass prairie, rolling sandhills and hardwood forests before flowing into the Red River.

  • The Missouri River, also known as the Big Muddy, is the largest river in North Dakota and provides drinking water to many of the state's residents.
  • Bullion Butte and Teepee Buttes are among the highest points in North Dakota. Bullion Butte is so large that it changed the course of the Little Missouri River. To help protect North Dakota's natural treasures, support the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment.
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