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Watford City
Western ND - Pop 7.5K

MEET Watford City

GATEWAY TO THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK AND MAAH DAAH HEY TRAIL

Watford City is located at heart of U.S. petroleum independence and the edge of western North Dakota’s badlands. With new neighborhoods, schools, businesses, parks and public spaces, it’s an excellent place to grow a career and a family.

Discover world-class outdoor and indoor recreation, arts, culture, festivals and endless exploration. It’s an inviting community with a small-town vibe and big city amenities.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The natural resource based economy is dependent on farming and ranching and energy development. In Watford City, jobs are available not only in the oil industry but in a wide variety of fields that support oil extraction and serve the expanding population.

LARGEST EMPLOYERS

  • McKenzie County School District
  • McKenzie County
  • Kinder Morgan
  • McKenzie County Healthcare Systems
  • Cash Wise Foods
  • ONEOK Services Company LLC

WEEKEND PLANS

Watford City is truly a place where modern city experiences meet the great outdoors. For a night on the town, find your choice of bar and grill, fine dining or craft brewery. Enjoy the thriving downtown area for unique shops and unique experiences for the whole family. Visit the Long X Visitors & Arts Center, Heritage Park and the Rough Rider Center. Take in events like the annual Ribfest and a late-summer immersion into pioneer and cowboy culture with rodeos and more.

East of Watford City, find year-round access to Lake Sakakawea. Just to the south, Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit features beautiful scenery, wildlife, camping, and trails for hiking and biking. Near the park entrance, hike or ride the 144-mile-long Maah Daah Hey Trail through rugged badlands.

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GET CONNECTED & LEARN MORE

Want to learn more about the good life in Watford City and get connected to local champions and employers? We can do that.

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McKenzie County Tourism
(Explore attractions, events and activities in the Watford City area)

Watford City Parks and Rec
A guide to the city’s parks, activities and programs for outdoor recreation

Watford City
The city's official website, with information on government and services

Watford City Chamber of Commerce
(Connect with Watford City’s business community)

Voices of Watford City
Our people, our challenges, our story