The Nature Conservancy has played an important role securing public lands that provide recreational opportunities as well as protect North Dakota's key natural areas.
The sites described below represent only a fraction of our projects in the state. Over a quarter century, the Conservancy has helped conserve more than 25,000 acres in North Dakota.
These are sites where the public is encouraged to visit. We hope you're inspired to explore them and to become a Nature Conservancy member.
Together, we can help conserve the state's best lands and waters.
After all, this land is YOUR land.
Cross Ranch State Park is located along one of the last undeveloped, free-flowing stretches of the Missouri River. The park includes a boat ramp for anglers looking to catch walleye, pike and bass. Canoe rentals are also available. An extensive trail system leads from the park onto Conservancy land. In fact, the Conservancy conserved most of the land in Cross Ranch State Park. Learn more
Turtle River State Park is located in a beautiful wooded valley. The park offers year-round recreational activities, including camping, picnicking, fishing and trails for hiking, mountain biking and cross country skiing. Rustic group cabins can also be rented. The Conservancy conserved 158 acres that are now part of Turtle River State Park. Learn more