Fall Foliage Destinations in North Dakota


North Dakota doesn’t get enough credit as a fall foliage destination. If you live here in North Dakota, we don’t have to convince you of the truth in that statement. For those visiting or thinking about visiting, you’re in for a treat if you’re hoping to view some fall colors.

While there are plenty of places to view fall foliage in North Dakota, even along any stretch of interstate, there are certain locations that offer that little bit extra. In no particular order, here are a few stunning places in North Dakota to view the colorful fall foliage.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Named after the 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt National Park has a personal connection to Teddy. It was in North Dakota, and the area that’s now the park, that Roosevelt first found his love for the outdoors. It’s this area, in part, that prompted him to found the National Parks later in his life while he was President. Perhaps it was because of the fall foliage that he must have observed at some point during his stay. This National Park is located in the rugged North Dakota Badlands and features beautiful fall displays that are only enhanced by the ruggedness.

Turtle River State Park

Located in northeast North Dakota in Grand Forks County just north of the community of Arvilla. The Turtle River runs through the park and lends its name. Established in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps project, the park offers camping, cross-country skiiing, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. In fall, the heavily wooded park turns into a wonderful display of color.

Cross Ranch State Park

Located in central North Dakota along the Missouri River, this 589-acre parcel of land offers hiking, boating, canoeing, cabins, and camping. The woods that run along the river bottom are awash with color by October.

Visit Capital RV Centers

Touring fall foliage is better in an RV. Experience it for yourself with an RV from Capital RV Centers. Your North Dakota RV dealership offers RV sales, service, and parts.