Little Missouri State Park encompasses 4,592 acres of public recreation land that can be found along the meandering Little Missouri River and near the river's confluence with Lake Sakakawea. The main entrance to the park can be found 17 miles north of Killdeer, Dunn County, North Dakota on Highway 22.
The state parks topography mostly consists of rugged terrain and unusual land formations that provide a breathtaking backdrop. The Sioux named this beautiful, mostly Badlands scenery, "Mako Shika" or "where the land breaks." You can access this pristine land on horseback or on foot through the 47 miles of trails.
Be warned that your experience at the park may be influenced by the impact of oil drilling operations in the area. That said, there have been efforts by the local governor’s office to compel oil drillers to preserve the view-scape as much as possible. The amenities available at the park that will facilitate your visit or stay include campgrounds, picnic shelters, electricity, dump stations, pay showers, vault toilets, and horse corrals.
Besides hiking and equestrian use, some of the other activities that you could enjoy at the park include picnicking, camping, mountain biking, and wildlife watching. Some of the wildlife in the park include deer, coyotes as well as several bird species including hawks and eagles.
Pets are allowed into the park at no extra cost. If you choose to bring your dog, the relevant North Dakota State Park rules that you must observe include the following: All dogs must be well-behaved and cleaned up after at all times. Dogs must never be left unattended. They must also be either on a leash no longer than six feet long or kept in a secure enclosure. Dogs are also not allowed in designated swim areas or inside buildings. Besides these simple rules, you and your tail-wagger can have an amazing time at this park.