North Dakota's state parks have an assortment of cross country ski trails designed to challenge novice and advanced skiers. In particular, Cross Ranch, Turtle River, Lake Metigoshe and Icelandic state parks offer excellent cross country skiing opportunities when winter descends on North Dakota.
While groomed trails can be found throughout the state, there are also areas where skiers can blaze their own trails through undisturbed snow.
Snowshoers, hikers and pets must stay off the groomed portions of state park ski trails...in particular, the "grooves" or tracks that skiers glide along.
North Dakota's State Forests, Recreation Areas and Natural Areas also offer many opportunities for trail users. Click here for more information and to view trail maps.
|Park Name||Approximate Length||Description|
|Beaver Lake||5 miles||skiing allowed, no groomed trails|
|Cross Ranch||10 miles||marked/groomed, warming house, cabin rental|
|Fort Abraham Lincoln||6.75 miles||skiing allowed, no groomed trails|
|Fort Ransom||6.5 miles||marked/groomed, warming house|
|Fort Stevenson||3 miles||marked/groomed|
|Grahams Island||3.5 miles||marked/groomed|
|Lake Metigoshe||8.5 miles||marked/groomed, ski rentals, warming house, cabin rentals|
|Lake Sakakawea||3 miles||skiing allowed, no groomed trails|
|Lewis and Clark||4 miles||skiing allowed, no groomed trails|
|Missouri River Natural Area||5 miles||skiing allowed, no groomed trails|
|Turtle River||7.5 miles||marked/groomed, warming house|