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Links to Outdoor Opportunities for People with Disabilities

This page provides links to outdoor opportunities for people with disabilities provided by different nonprofit organizations in North Dakota. If your nonprofit organization hosts an event(s) that you would like to see listed here, please contact the North Dakota Game and Fish Department at



Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Day: The Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge, in cooperation with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, local volunteers and sponsors (including Kenmare Veterans Club, Kenmare Goosefest Committee and Souris Valley Longbeards) host an annual fishing day for individuals with special needs. This event occurs the first Saturday in June at Outlet Fishing Area below Lake Darling Dam. Rods, reels, tackle and bait are supplied for individuals who do not have equipment. Contact the Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge at 701-468-5467 for details.

Escape to the Lake: The North Dakota Association for the Disabled hosts an annual adaptive water recreation event at Nelson Lake Recreation Area near Center, N.D each June. With the assistance of on-site experts from Texas Adaptive Aquatics participants are given the opportunity to try adaptive water skiing. For more information see the NDAD website.

Lake Sakakawea State Park Wheelchair Hunt: Lake Sakakawea State Park hosts an annual wheelchair hunt at the park druing the second weekend of the deer gun season. Blinds and assistance accessing hunting spots are provided by park staff. Space is limited (approximately 5 hunters). To find out more, contact the park at 701-487-3315 or