Icelandic State Park

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Icelandic State Park

North Dakota

(701) 265-4561

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Overview

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. 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. The preserve provides an excellent opportunity to view and study segments of natural communities marginally influenced by man. An extensive self-guided tail system has been established along the Tongue River, with access beginning at the Gunlogson Homestead site. Foot bridges provide easy crossing of the Tongue River and the area's many natural springs.

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Latitude, Longitude: 48.775085, -97.752228

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Activities

  • Boating

    A boat ramp offers visitors access to Lake Renwick.

  • Camping

    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.

  • Fishing

    With northern pike and other game fish, the Tongue River offers anglers excellent fishing opportunities.

  • Hiking

    An extensive self-guided trail system has been established along the Tongue River, with access beginning at the Gunlogson Homestead site. Foot bridges provide easy crossing of the Tongue River and the area's many natural springs.

  • Historic Sites

    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.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic areas enable visitors to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the shade of old oak trees.

  • RVing

    Electrical hookups are offered at some campsites.

  • Water Sports

    Visitors can enjoy swimming in the Tongue Lake.

  • Winter Sports

    Trails are marked and groomed during the winter months for cross country skiing.

Directions

Driving

5 miles west of Cavalier on ND Highway 5.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(701) 265-4561

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