Sports & Recreation

McKenzie County is home to a highly active community with a focus on health and wellness, youth activity and athletics. A majority of these activities are housed and coordinated through the Rough Rider Center, one of the best sports facilities in the region. This center is designed with tournaments in mind and features on-site concessions, catering, and a coffee shop. This exceptional complex features:

  • 6-lane competition swimming pool
  • Meeting rooms
  • Outdoor baseball diamond and football field
  • 2 full-sized ice arenas
  • 3 basketball courts
  • 3 volleyball courts
  • Gymnastics center with a rock climbing wall

Programs offered include: pickup basketball, water aerobics, water fitness, open and lap swims, co-ed adult volleyball and open pickleball.

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor enthusiasts can find year-round recreation like hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, hunting and fishing in the pristine Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Little Missouri National Grasslands, Lake Sakakawea and the internationally renowned Maah Daah Hey Trail.  The possibilities are endless.

Other Activities

Mckenzie County offers young residents many other recreational opportunities throughout the year.


The community offers a wide variety of annual events that celebrate and bring together neighbors and tourists.

Visit for a current list of community events