Named after the governor of the Dakota territories from 1884-1886, Gilbert Ashville Pierce, Pierce county was incorporated in 1887. A fun fact about Pierce County is that it is in the exact middle of North America. The town of Rugby is the actual center. There is a monument set up at the intersection of US 2 and ND 3 where you can stand on the exact center of North America. Pierce County is home to 4,357 residents.
Pierce County has a good variety of trails for your outdoor enjoyment. Right now this includes a little bit of everything from ATV’s, Snowmobiles, Hiking, Bicycling, Equestrian and more. We’ve gathered information on where the trails are at for your enjoyment. If you happen to know of any we missed please pass it on to us. Also remember to be responsible while using the trails.
*Please contact your local DNR office for specific regulations.
(Divide County): 2 miles east, .5 miles south of Noonan. Fishery consists primarily of rainbow trout,
along with some walleye, brown trout and largemouth bass. Abundant but mostly small yellow perch and bluegill are also
present. (Fishing pier).
Baukol-Noonan East Mine Pond
(Divide County): 2 miles east, .5 miles south of Noonan. Fishery consists of
primarily rainbow trout, with fewer largemouth bass. Also contains good numbers of mostly small yellow perch and bluegill. Black
bullheads have become very abundant and are a serious management problem.
(Divide County): 3 miles west, 4 miles northwest of Fortuna. Contains a strong population of northern pike
and lesser numbers of small yellow perch. (Fishing pier).
For general information on firearm safety training call: 701-328-6300
Contact the ND DNR for specific zone areas:
Online: http://gf.nd.gov/, Toll Free: 701-328-6305
You can purchase hunting and fishing licenses by phone: 701-328-6300
Regular/Firearms, traps, archery equipment, pursue with dogs