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North Dakota Segments

Hector Santiago
National Park Service
Midwest Regional Office
601 Riverside Drive
Omaha, Nebraska 68102
(402) 661-1848

Photo of river in North Dakota

River

County

Reach

Length (miles)

Year Listed/ Updated

ORVs

Description

Other States

Little Missouri River

McKenzie, Billings

Entire segment within Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Unit, South Unit, and Elkhorn Ranch Site)

26

1982/ 1993

W, S

S, R, G, F, W, H, C, O

Designated by State of North Dakota as a State Scenic River.

 

Little Missouri River

Slope, Golden Valley, Billings, McKenzie

Boundary of Little Missouri National Grasslands on south edge of Sec. 36, T.133 S., R.105 W. to Sec. 32, T.149 N., R.96 W.

80

1982/ 1993

 

S, H, C

Runs through scenic "badlands" of Little Missouri National Grasslands, as well as, both units of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

 

Little Missouri River

Dunn, Slope, McKenzie, Golden Valley, Billings

Lake Sakakawea to Marmarth, North Dakota

255

1982

 

S, R, G, F, H, C

Badlands topography provides unique scenic values, highly important for recreation; passes through 2 units of Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park; important habitat for channel catfish reproduction; important paleontological discoveries.

 

Missouri River

Williams

Entire segment within Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

1

1993

W, S, R

H, C

Broad, south-looking panorama and surging river confluence.

 

Missouri River

Mercer

Entire segment within Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

1

1982/ 1993

S, R

S, R, F, W, C

Habitat for several threatened and endangered species.

 

Missouri River

McLean, Mercer

Knife River to Garrison Dam.

13

1982

 

S, R, F, W, H, C

See initial comments.

 

Missouri River

Burleigh, Morton, Oliver, McLean

Square Butte Creek to Oliver/Mercer County Line.

44

1982

 

S, R, F, W, H, C

One of few remaining free-flowing segments of the Missouri River; rated of critical importance by State for sport fishery; important wild turkey habitat; many historic and archeological sites.

 

Pembina River

Pembina, Cavalier

Red River to Canadian Border.

88

1982

 

S, G, W

Much of the area is in a semi-wilderness condition; Pembina Valley and escarpment are part of the northeastern drift plain, containing most of the remaining forest in North Dakota; highly diverse wildlife; moose herd is being developed in area.