“North Dakota’s best-kept secret”, this community of 223 (2020 Census) is located on scenic bluffs overlooking the beautiful South Shore of Lake Sakakawea. The community has a unique start – beginning as a construction camp to house workers building the Garrison Dam and soon after, the Army Corps of Engineers turned the townsite over. With abundant year-round recreational opportunities and many notable attractions, the community is a niche oasis. Riverdale has limited services; nearby communities include cities of Minot (60 miles) and Bismarck (65 miles) and many surrounding small town communities.
Riverdale is located in the Underwood School District.