North Dakota

Western Terminus


The Western Terminus of the NCT in Lake Sakakawea State Park to the west end of McClusky Canal.

This section of the Trail is mostly a road walk through Audubon National Wildlife Refuge, around the edge of Wolf Creek Wildlife Management Area, through the City of Riverdale, and across the 2-mile long Garrison Dam.  It does feature a new short segment of off-road NCT through Audubon National Wildlife Refuge and another short off-road segment leading to the terminus within Lake Sakakawea State Park.

Header photo by Dove Day

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23 miles (2 off-road, 21 on-road)

Need to Know

This area experiences extreme winter weather and offers limited shelter options. Camping is only available at Wolf Creek Campground between Riverdale and Coleharbor and at Lake Sakakawea State Park.

Local Chapters

Central Flyway Chapter