Dawson is a very small town of 75 people in the Coteaus and Plains area of North Dakota.


Get in[edit]

  • By car: about 50 miles east of Bismarck. Exit 208 south off I-94 on state route 3.

Get around[edit]


  • Veterans Memorial Wall, +1 701 475-2256. Veterans memorial wall honoring 1,010 veterans from the Crimean War to the Gulf War. M60A3 tank on grounds. No admission charge.
  • Slade National Wildlife Refuge (Two miles south of Dawson). A great destination for birders looking for waterfowl and nesting grassland birds.


  • Lake Isabel (about 3 miles south of Dawson). Fishing pier. Pike and perch.
  • Camp Grassick. Operated by the Elks of North Dakota, provides camp services for developmentally challenged children and adults.





Nearest public accommodations are in Steele.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Dawson
BismarckSteele  W  E  JamestownFargo
RugbySteele  N  S  AshleyIpswich

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