Public Recreational Facilities
Ball Fields: Softball, Baseball, Football, Basketball Court
Indoor Swimming Pool
Bike, Skate, & Splash Park
Indoor/Outdoor Shooting Range
Sandstone Fishing Access
Roger Schmidt Amphitheater
Baker Recreational Complex/Baker Lake
Fairgrounds/Motor Sports Complex
Baker is a door to the many attractions for history lovers. Many tourist attractions and scenic wonders are just a few miles or hours from Baker.
Baker is easily accessible using Highway 12 or Highway 7.
Excellent airport facilities allow ease for those travelers who prefer air travel.
Medicine Rocks State Park
Twenty-five miles south of Baker is Medicine Rocks State Park. As the name implies, the park area is filled with Large rock formations. Weathered sandstone rock with a Swiss cheese look are awe inspiring. They provide a natural playground for people and wildlife. The Rocks were a spiritual place for the Plains Indians. They were also a stopping place for Indian scouting parties and tepee rings are still visible.
Makoshika State Park in Dawson County is about 75 miles north. The badlands area of the park was a former habitat for dinosaurs, and many fossil remains have been found there. A short distance from Makoshika is Intake, a fishing site noted for paddlefish, walleye, and catfish.
Northeast of Baker 90 miles, is Medora, North Dakota. Now noted for many reasons, this tourist town was a favorite stomping ground of Teddy Roosevelt. One of its many tourist attractions is the Chateau de Mores. It’s amphitheater is the site for a nightly musical/comedy revue and music concerts from May through early September.
Baker is also within easy driving distance of the Black Hills tourism area of South Dakota. In addition to the spectacular scenery, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial and several "Old West" sites appeal to tourists from all over the world.
Also located in the Black Hills is Deadwood, South Dakota. Long known for its rich history pertaining to 1800s gold rush and notoriety for the murder and final resting place of Wild Bill Hickok, Deadwood has become more popular since gambling became legal. Baker is in the shortest route from the Canadian border near Plentywood to Deadwood.
Lewis and Clark Trail
There are several stops along the Lewis and Clark Trail heading west into Montana from Baker including Pompey's Pillar. Not far from there is the Battle of Little Bighorn where Custer's Last Stand is re-enacted annually.