Hazen Chamber of Commerce/Convention & Visitor Bureau
Things to Do
Archery- 701-748-2565 or 701- 873-2550
An indoor shooting facility, practice range and 15-target outdoor course is located next to the Mercer County Regional Airport just east of Hazen. The outdoor course and practice range are open year round to the public. The indoor range is for members only but guest shooters are welcome anytime.
The arts have always been an important aspect of the community of Hazen. From painting and crafts to theater, dance and music, Hazen prides itself on the talent that abounds in the community and beyond.
Many of Hazen’s programs fall under the auspices of the Hazen Arts Council.
Sakakawea South Shore Community Theater
- Community theater has enjoyed a revival the past three years with the creation of Sakakawea South Shore Community Theater. The past three summer
s, the organization, which includes members from Hazen and surrounding communities, has performed “Guys & Dolls,” “Oklahoma” and “Fiddler on the Roof."
Musicians gather at the Hazen City Hall the first Sunday of each month April-November to play and sing their favorite old time, gospel and patriotic tunes. The event is free to the public. Coffee and cookies are provided.
Music in the Park
Entertainment is held weekly during the summer months at the Paul Weiser Memorial Park in downtown Hazen. Area musicians perform a variety of music ranging from country/bluegrass to folk to gospel. Food and beverages are served by local caterers.
Art & Drama Camps
Hazen Arts Council encourages participation in the performing and visual arts. Art Camp for Kids and Drama Camp are held each summer in June. The Art Camp is for children ages 4 - 12 and the Drama Camp is open to 6 th-8 th grade students.
An annual event held in February at which the very talented Junior and Senior High Jazz Bands present a concert following a supper.
Germans from Russia Musikfest
The local Germans from Russia group hosts an afternoon of fun with German singing and ethnic food.
Hazen Art Show
A weekend of demonstrations, entertainment and viewing of artwork in a variety of categories is hosted by the Hazen Arts and Crafts Association.
Knife River Chorale
For 52 years this group of dedicated and talented musicians has spread the message of Christmas through word and song. It is held annually at the Hazen Elementary Gym in a beautifully decorated setting.
Biking & Walking Trails
Several miles of hard surface paths are available for your enjoyment along Highway 200, County Road 9 and West Main Street. The trails are open to all foot traffic and bicyclists. Highway 200 west between Hazen and Beulah will soon be constructed with 8’ wide shoulders for bicyclists looking for the wide open spaces and longer distances.
Bird Watching/Wildlife Viewing
Hazen, North Dakota serves as an excellent central point for a birding adventure. Hazen is located in a major prairie region of the Central Migratory Flyway. The town is close to the Missouri River as well as several National Wildlife Refuges and public lands, all of which provide outstanding opportunities for bird watching and the viewing of wildlife.
Most of the 354 species that have been recorded in North Dakota can be seen here during some period of the year. Numerous species of prairie birds and migratory waterfowl make the area a special treat for birders. A few of these species include: Bald Eagle, Whooping Crane, Least Tern, Piping Plover, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Shrike, Burrowing Owl, Snowy Owl, While Pelican, American Bittern, Long billed Curlew, McCown’s Longspur, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Sprague’s Pipit, Baird’s Sparrow, and Upland Plover.
701-748-2267 or 701-487-3474
Modern full service camping facilities are available at the Lewis & Clark RV Park in Hazen and at the Hazen Bay Recreation Area located on Lake Sakakawea just 15 minutes north on County Road 27.
The Lake Sakakawea/Missouri River system has become one of the top fisheries in the nation and a destination point for anglers in pursuit of nearly every species of frestrong>sh water game fish. Access is available at the following sites near Hazen:
Fishing is also available at:
- Harmony Lake Wildlife Management Area-
Harmony Lake is located six miles north of Hazen. The land was donated to the ND Game and Fish Department for long-term management by Coteau Properties Company. The lake is stocked with bluegill, largemouth bass and fathead minnows. A concrete boat ramp is located near the main vehicle entrance. Boats and other watercraft may use electric motors only
Located just east of Hazen on Highway 200, the Hazen Golf Club is home of what has been called, “The Shortest Par Five in North Dakota.” That hole is the number one handicap hole, the par-3 fifth, which measures 200 years from the back tees. You tee off through a tree-lined shoot across the Knife River to a severely crowned green. Snack bar, lounge, pro shop, practice range, cart rental and club rental are available.
Knife River Indian Villages NHS-
There are a variety of hiking opportunities in the Park. Starting at the Visitor Center, a 1.5 mile trail leads to two prominent village sites. The gravel surfaced trail is accessible for those in wheelchairs with assistance. Several miles of other unpaved trails meander through prairie and woodland ecosystems. Ten miles of groomed trails are available for cross-country skiing during the winter months. Park grounds are open until 10:00 pm MT.
North Country Trail-
The trail follows along the Garrison Diversion Project Canals and then continues along the shores of Audubon and Lake Sakakawea. The Lonetree segment of the trail may be more difficult to hike because of its vegetation and terrain.
The trail is not groomed, but simply a delineated route. When passing through the Lonetree segment of the trail, a hiker can expect to see a variety of habitat including wetlands, native prairie and grasslands. Wildlife such as sharp-tailed grouse, ring-necked pheasants, Hungarian partridges and white-tailed deer can also be seen when hiking through Lonetree. Three primitive campgrounds are situated along the Lonetree segment of the North Country Trail and each offers drinking water, vault toilets and picnic tables.
North Dakota State Park Trails-
North Dakota ’s state parks offer diverse experiences for hikers, ranging from short, half mile walks on paved trails to vigorous backpacking through badlands scenery. Trail maps are available at the entrance station or the trail heads in each park. Trail maps are also available online for Cross Ranch, Little Missouri, Ft. Stevenson, and Lake Sakakawea, all of which are within an hour’s drive from Hazen.
Hockey & Figure Skating-
The All-Seasons Arena is used for hockey and figure skating programs for boys and girls of all ages. The facility has a large spectator area, concession stand and heated viewing area. Hockey tournaments, an annual ice skating show, and various community events are hosted in the facility throughout the year. Open skating schedules are available by calling the arena.
Hunting the Sakakawea South Shore Region offers hundreds of miles of habitat and some of the best hunting range anywhere. You can find pheasants and grouse in the upland, big bucks in the draws, plus high numbers of ducks and a variety of geese.
Located six miles north of Hazen. Special regulations include no all-terrain or other off road vehicles allowed; and use of high-powered rifles is not allowed until nearby mining operations are completed. Additional public use regulations are the same as other state wildlife management areas.
Movie Theater- 701-748-FLIX (3549)
Cinema Flix provides two movies daily plus matinees on weekends as well as Birthday Party Rooms for get-togethers. Click here for movies and showtimes.
Parks & Playgrounds
North Star II Park
is located on 7.3 acres along Highway 200. It feat
ures picnic facilities for large groups with covered shelters, playground equipment, softball field, two open play areas, rest rooms, horseshoe pits and two sand volleyball courts. To reserve, call 701-748-2550.
Paul Weiser Memorial Park is located on Main Street in downtown Hazen. The park offers a covered shelter with picnic tables, benches and seating for small events. To reserve, call 701-748-6848.
Heritage Park is located on east Main Street near the City Hall and downtown area. This park offers picnic facilities, rest rooms, historic buildings and a playground. To reserve, call 701-748-2550.
- John Moses Memorial Park is located along 7 th street directly east of Hazen High School. A fully shaded picnic area is available plus a few campsites with electricity.
- Playgrounds are located in five residential areas and at the Hazen Public School which is at Central and 4th.
Hazen is located along State Highway 200 between the Sakakawea Scenic Byway to the east and the Killdeer Mountain Four Bears Scenic Byway to the west. Each offers spectacular scenery as well as historic attractions and things to do along the way.
A healthy and progressive business district offers basic needs for travelers as well as gift shops, specialty coffee shops and a thrift store. A tree-lined Main Street with flower baskets, a pocket park with picnic tables and benches, and friendly merchants to help you with your shopping provide an enjoyable shopping experience. New discount stores and an auction house add to the variety of businesses in Hazen.
Swimming - 701-748-2413 or 701-748-6948
An outdoor pool with a 165’ water slide is open June-August. The schedule includes lap swim, aqua aerobics, swimming lessons, family swim, and open swim.
TaeKwonDo and Dance - 701-748-5692
Youth and adult classes are available for self defense, fitness & self development through the martial arts at Joe’s Gym. Ballet and Jazz classes for all ages and levels are provided by professional dancers with years of experience.
Tennis/Skate Board Park
Two courts are available north of Highway 200 on 10 th Street NE. One court has been modified to accommodate skateboards with rails and jumps. No reservations necessary.
Lake Sakakawea offers several ways to enjoy your rime on the water. It is a great place to spend a few hours boating and water skiing, or spend a few days fishing and camping. Whichever you choose, you will go home with great memories and a big smile.
A variety of activities are available in the winter months, dependent on snow conditions and temperatures. Ice fishing and snowmobiling are favorites of the avid sportsmen in the area. Exercise enthusiasts enjoy the groomed cross-country ski trails at the Knife River Indian Villages or make their own in the wide-open- spaces. The All Seasons Arena offers hockey and figure skating for all ages as a competitive sport or just for pure fun! Hills in the area provide a great place for sledding or tobogganing when conditions are right.