Beulah, "The Energy Capital of the Midwest", is surrounded by gently rolling hills complimented with grazing grounds for livestock. High tech companies are expanding here to form new horizons in a community already blessed with city conveniences and country charm.
Several points of interest exist, including Antelope Valley Station, the Great Plains Synfuels Plant, and the Coteau Freedom Mine. But, it's Lake Sakakawea, one of the best fishing holes in the northern Midwest, which draws in the tourists. The Lake is packed with walleye, salmon, trout, small-mouth bass, sauger, and northern pike.
Lake Sakakawea, a man-made lake on the Missouri River, provides a wealth of sporting activity from fishing to water sports. The Dakota Walleye Classic is held here each year with a first prize of $8,000. Smaller awards are also given out. This is an event that anglers of all ages can enjoy.
Lake Sakakawea Park is at the endpoint of the North Country National Scenic Trail which, when completed, will extend all the way to New York state, crossing 3,200 miles. It will then connect to the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. The Park has 192 campsites.
The area offers tourists a plethora of fun from sailing, canoeing, and kayaking to wind surfing, hiking and horseback riding. Bird watching is also an increasingly popular sport, along with nature photography.
Other activities include demolition derbies, motor cross racing, golf, and swimming at the public pool.
In nearby Hazen, there's a plethora of activities including an indoor shooting range, ball fields, an outdoor swimming pool, tennis and volleyball courts, and lots of playgrounds for the kiddies.
The All Seasons Arena has ice-skating, and there are several outfitters in the area for guided adventure trips. Hazen Bay Recreation Area has facilities for fishing, boating and camping. And for those who enjoy the fine art of bird watching, Hazen is on the migratory route of many different breeds of waterfowl and serves as a great observation lookout.
Beulah and Hazen are located about 60 miles from Bismarck.