The Little Missouri National Grassland is situated in western North Dakota and encompasses a total area of about 1 million acres of land making it the most extensive grassland in the country. The closest nearby major city to the grassland is Medora which is located in North Dakota.
The grassland was established on June 23, 1960, and is managed by the U.S. Forest Service as a part of the Dakota Prairie Grasslands. The administrative office of these grassland areas is in Bismarck, North Dakota. In addition to the main administrative office, there are also some local ranger district offices including one in Dickinson and another in Watford City.
Generally, the Little Missouri National Grassland is comprised of rugged terrain that has been extensively eroded by wind and water. The terrain is also covered with a mix of both long and short grass. This grassland area is also partly owned by private holders, and this makes the boundaries of the grasslands quite misleading on specific maps.
Little Missouri National Grassland is an exquisite place to enjoy many activities including hiking, bicycling, geocaching, horse riding, fishing, hunting, picnicking, nature viewing, water activities, camping, and winter sports. Dogs and other pets are also allowed into Little Missouri National Grassland although dog owners need to be aware of some of the restricted areas in the grassland that are not welcome to dogs and other pets.
For this reason, it's essential to make sure that you inquire about areas of the grassland that you can venture into with your dog. For areas of the grassland that you can visit, you are always expected to keep your pooch on a leash or in a secure enclosure. Furthermore, you are also expected to keep your dog well behaved and to avoid causing any disruption to flora and fauna in the grassland.