• Aerial photograph of Big Hidatsa National Historic Landmark, located within Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site.

    Knife River Indian Villages

    National Historic Site North Dakota

Frequently Asked Questions

Is camping permitted?

To preserve archeological features, camping is not permitted within the park. Camping, both primitive and with electricity, is available in nearby cities and state parks within a thirty-mile radius.

Can we picnic?

Visitors may picnic at the picnic shelter near the visitor center.

Is the park in the Mountain or Central time zone?


How big is the park?

1,758 acres


Did You Know?

Big Hidatsa

There were 3000 people living at the Knife River villages in 1804? That’s more people than were living in St. Louis, Missouri at the same time!