Best Places to View Fall Foliage in North Dakota

In North Dakota, fall foliage begins showing up in early to mid-September and reaches its peak by the end of the month or mid- to late-October depending on location. Visitors use this time to tour areas of heavy forest growth like the Turtle Mountains or river valleys. Check back next fall for weekly updates.

1
Southern Red River Valley

The colors are past prime and leaves are falling.

Fargo, ND
2
Northern Red River Valley

The colors are past prime and leaves are falling.

Along the Red and Red Lake rivers Grand Forks, ND
3
Turtle River State Park

The season has ended as most leaves have fallen.

20 miles west of Grand Forks on Highway 2 Arvilla, ND 58502
4
Pembina Gorge

Snow in the trees and fallen leaves have ended the season.

Rendezvous Region Walhalla, ND
5
Fort Ransom State Park

The viewing season has ended.

Fort Ransom, ND
6
Devils Lake

The viewing season has ended.

Devils Lake, ND
7
Turtle Mountains/Lake Metigoshe

The viewing season has ended.

Dunseith, ND
8
Bismarck-Mandan

Most trees have changed. Colors are past their peak and leaves are falling.

Bismarck, ND
9
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

Most trees have changed. Colors are past their peak and leaves are falling.

4480 Fort Lincoln Road Mandan, ND 58554
10
Cross Ranch State Park/Washburn

Most trees have changed. Colors are past their peak and leaves are falling.

1403 River Road Washburn, ND 58530
11
Theodore Roosevelt National Park South Unit

The Badlands of western North Dakota take on a whole look in fall. Still quite a bit of yellow, with red in ash trees. Leaves are falling.

Medora, ND 58645
12
Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit

Some color in cottonwoods, but 90 have turned and leaves are falling.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park - North Unit Watford City, ND
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