North Dakota

Central North Dakota


East end of Lonetree Wildlife Management Area to the north end of Lake Ashtabula.

The Trail follows a long road walk from the north end of Lake Ashtabula to near New Rockford then follows along the New Rockford Canal, part of the larger Garrison Diversion federal water project. The Missouri Coteau landscape here is comprised of agricultural fields, native grasslands, pastures, wetlands, and many shallow prairie pothole lakes.

Header photo by Matt Davis

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Need to Know

Water is available from the New Rockford Canal or in adjacent bodies of water, but should be treated. The NCT in this area is routed on gravel roads for long distances. It is open to horses and biking. Dispersed camping is allowed along the New Rockford Canal. This area experiences extreme winter weather and offers limited shelter options.

Local Chapters

Central Flyway Chapter