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"History Comes to Life on the Talking Trail..."

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Garrison, ND Talking Trail
Talking Trail

Garrison, ND Talking Trail

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Located three miles south of Garrison, the Guardhouse is a replica of the original military guardhouse that was lost when the land it was standing on was flooded by the...

Garrison Guardhouse - Talking Trail
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The city of Garrison didn’t always stand where it is today.  In the late 1800s, the area was still known as Fort Stevenson County after the 19th century frontier military fort on the...

History of Garrison - Talking Trail
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On a night in February, 1996, a mighty windstorm blew through Garrison, North Dakota, disrupting the otherwise quiet and…still existence of one of the town’s most...

Wally the Walleye - Talkig Trail
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Formed in 1971, the Heritage Park Foundation began their work of preserving historically significant items and buildings from Garrison and the surrounding area so that future generations always have...

Heritage Park - Talking Trail

Welcome to Fort Stevenson State Park! Named after a former military fort on the North Dakota frontier, the park was created after the construction of the Garrison Dam...

Fort Stevenson State Park - Talking Trail

The historic building chosen to house the North Dakota Firefighters’ Museum was for many years the Garrison Bakery.  Started shortly after World War I by James Wenceslaus Holkup, an immigrant...

ND Firefighter Museum - Talking Trail

Come explore the rich history, culture, and heritage in Garrison, ND--located on the North Shore of Beautiful Lake Sakakawea...


Whether you’re returning to Garrison, North Dakota for a summer visit, considering a chance to come fish or hunt, or thinking about finding a new home, this is a community that comes together to meet your expectations. Our retail, service, and professional businesses offer personal care by experienced and friendly personnel. Garrison schools, churches, and organizations remain strong threads in the basic of community life. Year-round recreation opportunities keep area sportsmen enjoying the current season and looking forward to the next. Special events reward enthusiasts with great memories and growing friendships.

Garrison offers all the amenities to make it home: a picturesque location, unbelievable recreation right out your back door, and the comforts of a full service business district & medical services nearby. We hope our website leads you to the people and places that have us “Hooked on Garrison.” We invite and welcome you to share our experience and enjoy our enthusiasm.

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