Looking for a weekend road trip idea?  How about checking out "The 7 Most Scenic Rivers That Flow Through North Dakota?"

As somebody who spends most of his weekends doing something in the outdoors in our great state, I decided to come up with a list of our most stunning river waters in North Dakota.

I grew up on the Red River in Grand Forks.  The Missouri River is known as "The Big Muddy" but let me tell you, the Red is the muddiest and perhaps smelliest river in the state.  If you like to catch Catfish and Sheepshead it's a great place to fish but that's about it.  Needless to say, the Red did not make my list.

We do however have quite a few scenic rivers in the state.

Most of them offer a plethora of outdoor possibilities/activities like hiking, hunting, camping, and fishing.  Remember to respect private landowners and be sure to ask for permission to access private land.

Some of these rivers do have state parks where you can access them.  To be honest, I had a hard time narrowing it down to the final 8.  Rivers like the Goose, Wild Rice, Forest, and Heart all could've made the list.

There's still time to get out and see the fall colors!

I know we are just a bit past peak foilage viewing for this fall, but it would still be a good time to see these places before the snow flies.  That's coming and maybe sooner than we all think.  If you remember last November it was like a light switch and winter was here.

Sieze the weekend and thank you for checking out.

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