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Icelandic State Park



Located on the north shore of Lake Renwick, Icelandic State Park offers visitors not only a wide array of recreational opportunities, but also glimpses of North Dakota's homesteading heritage and its natural beauty.

Boating, swimming and fishing for northern pike and other game fish are popular activities. Picnic areas enable visitors to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the shade of old oak trees, while the campgrounds offer full amenities, including electrical hookups, modern comfort stations with showers and sewage dump station. Three sleeping cabins are also available from mid-May through the end of September.

Heritage Center

Within the park are the Pioneer Heritage Center and restored historic buildings. Also found here is the Gunlogson Homestead and Nature Preserve. This early homestead preserves the state's pioneer spirit, while the 200-acre natural wooded area along the Tongue River is a sanctuary for plants, birds and wildlife.


Icelandic State Park is located 5 miles west of Cavalier, ND, on Highway 5, near the U.S./Canadian border. (Maps)

Nearby attractions

Pembina County Museum • Pioneer Machinery Site • Pembina State Museum • Golf Course • Gingras State Historic Site • Kittson Trading Post State Historic Site • Jay Wessel Wildlife Management Area • Rendezvous Region Scenic Backway • Frost Fire Mountain • Pembina Gorge • Lodging • Restaurants

Trail types

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