Welcome to Arnegard, North Dakota

Arnegard is located in McKenzie County in the state of North Dakota. We are just a hop, skip, and jump West of Watford City, ND. As of the 2014 census, the county population was 10,996. The county seat is Watford City. McKenzie County was first created by the March 8, 1883 Dakota Territory legislature but eliminated in 1891 due to a lack of settlement. The county was then recreated by the 1905 state legislature, with the county government first organizing on April 20, 1905. The name comes from early North Dakota politician Alexander McKenzie. Before becoming Watford City, the county seat was Alexander from 1905 to 1907 and Schafer from 1907 to 1941.

Living in The Heart of The Bakken

If you are looking for a small friendly place with a rural setting we have it. As of the census of 2014, there were 166 people, residing in the city. We are in the heart of the Bakken oil field.


What's Been Happening?

The Park District would like to thank all who attended the First Annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony held November 30, 2015.

A special thank you to the Arnegard Booster’s Club for providing cookies and hot chocolate, Terry Elliot for donating the lift to decorate the tree and Kathy Paulson for providing music for the event.

The Park District appreciates all who participated and made this event happen.