Old Red Old Ten North Dakota Scenic Byway | Things to do

Travel the Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway for many exciting things to see and do.  Load up the family or take a trip on your own to explore the "Other Freeway!"

Schnell Recreation Area


Travel along Highway 10, and 1 1/4 mile east of Richardton there will be a sign Schnell Recreation Area. Travel 1 miles north following the curve to the right, and go 1 mile east to the parking area.
Lat:46.8758  Lon:-102.193
www.mt.blm.gov/ndfo

Schnell Recreation Area has six primative camp sites with picnic tables, fire rings, grills, potable water and toilets.  The sites are available for up to two weeks for $5 per night.

You can follow a 1.5 mile nature trail or take a self-guided tour if you are interested in prairie flora and fauna.  If you would rather make your way to uncharted parts of the recreation area, feel free to hike cross country.

Be prepared to see diverse wildlife and plant communities.  There are native prairie and riparian areas, rangelands, wetlands, and hardwood draws where centuries-old bur oaks thrive.

More than 100 species of birds are found in this part of North Dakota.  Ducks, ring-necked pheasant, sharp-tailed grouse and turkeys are common.  Bluebirds, warblers, finches and other migratory birds are also plentiful.

White-tailed and mule deer, porcupine, rabbit, raccoon and squirrels also call this area home.

Schnell is ideal for horseback riding, cross-country skiing, berry picking, mountain biking, picnicking, nature study and photography.

Bureau of Land Management

99 23rd Ave. W., Suite A
Dickinson, ND 58601
701-227-7700