Visit Lake Renwick, North Dakota's earliest settlement.
Icelandic State Park is located near Lake Renwick and features restored historical buildings, including Akra community Hall, Hallson Church, and a Pioneer Historic Center. The center has exhibits and films portraying the North Dakota homestead years. Swimming, boating, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing are among the popular recreational activities available here. The hiking trails interconnect through several nature preserves. The Gunslogson Nature preserve contains 200 acres of natural wooded areas near the tongue River. Keep your eyes peeled for birds such as woodpeckers, watermeals, Bishop Caps, and wooden Pewees. Boardwalks and bridges go over the streams and rivers, but if you want to go hiking, try the Hillman Trail or Blue Trail are excellent birdwatching areas. Basswood Trail stretches for 6.5 miles one way, making it an ideal choice for avid hikers.
Visitors can reserve lodging accommodations if they want to extend their stay. This state park has 140 campsites with electricity and water hookups, plus other primitive campsites. If you don't have your own watercraft, the park offers rental canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. Other amenities include an amphitheater, boat ramp, dog park, playgrounds, swim beach, sledding hills, and more. The park has something for everyone and encompasses 912-acres, making it an excellent area to enjoy the great outdoors.