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Belcourt [1] is a town in Rolette County, in the Turtle Mountains area of North Dakota. It has a population of about 2,440 people. Coordinates are Latitude 48.66N & Longitude 99.84W. Elevation is 1,960 feet.

The town of Belcourt is also the only town on the Turtle Mountain Reservation, which is located in the north-central portion of Rolette County.


Father George Belcourt was a pioneer priest among the Chippewa people. The town, which was originally called Turtle Mountain, was renamed in his honor in 1888.

Get in[edit]

  • By car: from Churchs Ferry exit off US Highway 2, about 62 miles north and west on US Highway 281.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Turtle Mountain Chippewa Heritage Center, Highway 5, Tel: (701) 477-6140. Cultural heritage of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, includes a museum, art gallery, sculpture gardens and gift shop. Hours: M-F 8AM-5PM; Sa 10AM-3PM.
  • Turtle Mountain Speedway, Tel: (701) 228-2202.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • The Mini Casino off Highway 5, Tel: (701) 477-6438. Slot machines and pull tabs. Open 24 hours.
  • Sky Dancer Casino, US 281 & Hwy 5, 4.5 mi W of Belcourt, Tel: (701) 244-2400, Toll Free: (866) 244-9467, Fax: (701) 244-0359, [2]. Slot machines, blackjack, poker.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Skydancer Hotel and Casino, US 281 & Hwy 5, 4.5 mi W of Belcourt, Tel: (701) 244-2400, Toll Free: (866) 244-9467, Fax: (701) 244-0359, [3].
  • Queen of Peace Retreat Center and Bed and Breakfast, Tel: (701) 477-6167, email: [email protected]


  • Belcourt Lake, Gordon Lake, Jarvis Lake, Wheaton Lake. Primitive. North of Belcourt.

Get out[edit]

Routes through Belcourt
BrandonDunseith  N noframe S  CandoChurchs Ferry
CrosbyDunseith  W noframe E  LangdonCavalier

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