Cross Ranch State Nature Preserve

Cross Ranch State Nature Preserve


Location:20 miles north of Mandan, adjacent to Cross Ranch State Park (see separate entry).
Facilities:Trails.
Activities:Hiking, canoeing, birdwatching, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Located along one of the last undeveloped stretches of the Missouri River, the preserve contains the largest remaining tract of floodplain woodland on this stretch of the Missouri. Wildlife includes mule deer, white-tailed deer, badger, raccoon, and coyote, as well as bison, which were introduced to the area in 1986. Among the many bird species found here are Baird's sparrow and Sprague's pipit, both rare. The preserve also includes more than 100 archeological sites.
Address:c/o North Dakota Parks & Recreation Dept
1600 E Century Ave Suite 3
Bismarck, ND 58503

Phone:701-328-5357
Web: www.ndparks.com/Nature/Preserves.htm
Size: 6,000 acres.

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