The Williston community encompasses an estimated 23,000 population and is rapidly growing. Located in the northwest corner of North Dakota, just 60 miles from the Canadian border and 18 miles from the Montana border.
Our outstanding schools, churches, parks and recreation, cultural opportunities, and state-of-the-art medical facilities are the envy of small communities around the state. Williston is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
Our area offers ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Western North Dakota is one of the finest deer and game bird hunting regions in the United States. Lake Sakakawea, located 16 miles east of Williston is the largest man-made lake in the country and is regarded as one of the premier walleye fishing lakes in the world. The Confluence area of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers showcases seventy-plus pound paddlefish and the North Star Caviar project. The Williston area offers many golf courses, and the nearby Links of North Dakota has been ranked as one of America's 100 best modern golf courses.
In addition to the rich heritage and beautiful setting, Williston also offers all of the modern choices and conveniences of a progressive community. Residents have access to both private and public schools, as well as a state-sponsored college. They can also choose from a number of churches, financial institutions, restaurants, and area businesses. Williston has an active downtown area featuring a wide variety of specialty shops, as well as major retail outlets.
The economy is diverse. The community is located in the heart of the Bakken Oil formation and is supported by a strong foundation of agricultural, manufacturing, tourism, and medical services.
Williston is accessible by two major highways, a rail link, and a full service airport offering both commercial and charter flight services.
Williston is rich in western heritage; we are home to the famous Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, Fort Buford State Historic Site, and Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center and are just an hour away from the scenic Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit of the Badlands.