Activities/Recreation

 

Archery

Archery

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701-748-2565
701-873-2550

An indoor shooting facility, practice range and 15-target outdoor course is located next to the Mercer County Regional Airport just east of Hazen. The outdoor course and practice range are open year round to the public. The indoor range is for members only but guest shooters are welcome anytime.

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Biking & Walking Trails

Biking & Walking Trails

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Several miles of hard surface paths are available for your enjoyment along Highway 200, County Road 9 and West Main Street. Checkout the Fitness Park in North Star II, get your daily quota of pull-ups! The trails are open to all foot traffi c and bicyclists. Highway 200 west between Hazen and Beulah is constructed with 8’ wide shoulders for bicyclists looking for the wide open spaces and longer distances.

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Bird Watching/Wildlife Viewing

Bird Watching/Wildlife Viewing

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Hazen, North Dakota serves as an excellent central point for a birding adventure. Hazen is located in a major prairie region of the Central Migratory Flyway. The town is close to the Missouri River as well as several National Wildlife Refuges and public lands, all of which provide outstanding opportunities for bird watching and the viewing of wildlife.

Most of the 354 species that have been recorded in North Dakota can be seen here during some period of the year. Numerous species of prairie birds and migratory waterfowl make the area a special treat for birders. A few of these species include: Bald Eagle, Whooping Crane, Least Tern, Piping Plover, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Shrike, Burrowing Owl, Snowy Owl, White Pelican, American Bittern, Long billed Curlew, McCown’s Longspur, Chestnutcollared Longspur, Sprague’s Pipit, Baird’s Sparrow, and Upland Plover.

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Hazen Golf Course

Hazen Golf Course

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Located just east of Hazen on Highway 200, the 9-hole Hazen Golf Course is home to what has been called, “The Shortest Par Five in North Dakota.” That hole is the number one handicap hole, the par-3 fi fth, which measures 2227 yards from the back tees. You tee off through a tree-lined chute across the Knife River to a severely crowned green. Snack bar, lounge, pro shop, practice range, cart rental and club rental are available.

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Kayaking

Kayaking

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701-880-8894

Missouri River Kayak Rentals – Seasonal May – October. Take a trip on Lake Sakakawea or the Missouri River from the Tail Race to Bismarck in a kayak! You will enjoy breathtaking scenery just as Lewis and Clark did! Kayaking is a wonderful and relaxing way to experience nature and all the river has to offer. Transportation and guided service are available upon request. Contact Sandy McKay.

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Knife River Indian Villages NHS

Knife River Indian Villages NHS

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701-745-3300

There are a variety of hiking opportunities in the Park. Starting at the Visitor Center, a 1.5 mile trail leads to two prominent village sites. The gravel surfaced trail is accessible for those in wheelchairs with assistance. Several miles of other unpaved trails meander through prairie and woodland ecosystems. Ten miles of trails are available for cross-country skiing during the winter months. Park grounds are open until 10:00 pm CT.

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ND Tourism

ND Tourism

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1600 E. Century Avenue, Suite 2 PO Box 2057
Bismarck North Dakota 58502-2057
701-328-2525
800-435-5663

North Dakota State Park Trails

North Dakota State Park Trails

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701-487-3315

North Dakota’s state parks off er diverse experiences for hikers, ranging from short, half mile walks on paved trails to vigorous backpacking through badlands scenery. Trail maps are available at the entrance station or the trail heads in each park. Trail maps are also available online for Cross Ranch, Little Missouri, Ft. Stevenson, and Lake Sakakawea, all of which are within an hour’s drive from Hazen.

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Scenic Byways

Scenic Byways

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Hazen is located along State Highway 200 between the Sakakawea Scenic Byway to the east and the Killdeer Mountain Four Bears Scenic Byway to the west. Each offers spectacular scenery as well as historic attractions and things to do along the way.

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Swimming

Swimming

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701-748-2413
701-748-6948

An outdoor pool with a 165’ water slide is open June-August. The schedule includes lap swim, aqua aerobics, swimming lessons, family swim, and open swim.

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Water Recreation

Water Recreation

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Lake Sakakawea offers several ways to enjoy your time on the water. It is a great place to spend a few hours boating and water skiing, or spend a few days fishing and camping. Whichever you choose, you will go home with great memories and a big smile.

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