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North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department

Contacting North Dakota Parks and Recreation


Century Center
1600 E. Century Ave. Suite 3 PO Box 5594
Bismarck, ND 58506-5594
Ph. 701.328.5357
Fax 701.328.5363
Relay North Dakota TTY Service Ph. 800.366.6888
Email - parkrec@nd.gov

Division and Program Contacts

Director: Melissa Baker

Field Division

  • Chief of Field Operations--- Jesse Hanson
  • Field Operations Administrator---Lynn Spomer
  • East Regional Manager---Justin Robinson
  • West Regional Manager---Ryan Gardner
  • Campground Host Program---Nina Pettys (Ph. 701.263.4015)

Administrative and Finance Division

  • Chief of Business Services--- Renae L. Gall, PHR SHRM-CP
  • Administrative Assistant---Pearl Schneider
  • Administrative Assistant---Audrey Kroll
  • Administrative Officer---Crystal Deringer
  • Account and Budget Specialist---Kathy Renner


  • Public Information Officer---Kristin Byram

Planning and Natural Resources Division

  • Carpenter---Gabe Sattler
  • Project Coordinator---Jason Johnston
  • Project Manager---Brendan Ternes
  • Natural Resources Management Coordinator---Kathy Duttenhefner
  • Biologist---Alex Dohman
  • GIS Specialist---Chris Dirk

Recreation and Grants Division

  • Chief of Grants/Planning---Vacant
  • Motorized Recreation Coordinator---Erik Dietrich
  • Recreation & Trails Grant Coordinator---Vacant
  • Planner---Marc Brown
  • Snowmobile Trails---Todd Thronson, todd@snowmobilend.org


Ph. 800.807.4723 or online at Parks and Recreation Online Services

Outdoor Learning Center

Lake Metigoshe: Ph. 701.263.4514 or Email lmolc@nd.gov

Ride Safe Program

Ph. 701.328.5348 or Email ridesafe@nd.gov

State Parks and Recreation Areas

Beaver Lake State Park - blsp@nd.gov
Park Manager: Terry Mitchell
Maintenance Supervisor: Steve Wipperling
3850 70th St. SE, Wishek, ND 58495
Ph. 701.452.2752
- Satellite Area: Doyle Memorial

Cross Ranch State Park - crsp@nd.gov
Park Manager: Eric Lang
Assistant Manager: Char Binstock
1403 River Road, Center, ND 58530
Ph. 701.794.3731
Fax 701.794.3262
- Satellite Area: Little Missouri State Park, Ph. 701.764.5256, lmosp@nd.gov
- Satellite Area: Sully Creek State Park, Ph. 701.623.2024, scsp@nd.gov, Elkhorn Buffer Zone

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park - falsp@nd.gov
Park Manager: Dan Schelske
Assistant Manager: Maureen Trnka
Maintenance Supervisor: Kevin Henke
Admin Assistant: Doris Boepple
Interpreter: Matt Schanandore
4480 Fort Lincoln Road, Mandan ND 58554
Ph. 701.667.6340
Fax 701.667.6349
- Satellite Area: Rough Rider OHV Trail, Trolley Line Property, Missouri River Natural Area

Fort Ransom State Park - frsp@nd.gov
Park Manager: Tyler Modlin
Maintenance Supervisor: Boyd Johnson
5981 Walt Hjelle Parkway, Ft. Ransom ND 58033
Ph. 701.973.4331
Fax 701.973.4151
- Satellite Areas: Head of the Mountain Nature Preserve, Sheyenne State Forest

Fort Stevenson State Park - fssp@nd.gov
Park Manager: Chad Trautman
Assistant Manager: Tyler Schelske
Maintenance Supervisor: Mitch Olson
Admin Assistant: Tonya Balaban
1252A 41st Avenue NW, Garrison, ND 58540
Ph. 701.337.5576
Fax 701.337.5313
- Satellite Area: Indian Hills

Grahams Island State Park - dlsp@nd.gov
Park Manager: Jim Loken
Assistant Manager: Ryan Nelson
Maintenance Supervisor: Doug Staples
152 S. Duncan Drive, Devils Lake ND 58301
Ph. 701.766.4015
Fax 701.766.4311
- Satellite Area: Black Tiger Bay

Icelandic State Park - isp@nd.gov
Park Manager: Mike Duerre
Assistant Manager: Matt Korhnak
Maintenance Supervisor: Robert Gosselin
Admin Assistant: Tamy J. Cardino
13571 Hwy. 5, Cavalier ND 58220
Ph. 701.265.4561
Fax 701.265.4443

Lake Metigoshe State Park - lmsp@nd.gov
Park Manager: Bill Demming
Assistant Manager: Christopher Lee
Interpreter/LMOLC Coordinator: Amy Schimetz
Maintenance Supervisor: Derrick Swedland
Admin Assistant: Susan Tratebas
#2 Lake Metigoshe State Park, Bottineau ND 58318
Ph. 701.263.4651
Fax 701.263.4648
- Satellite Area: Butte St. Paul

Lake Sakakawea State Park - lssp@nd.gov
Park Manager: Greg Corcoran
Assistant Manager: Eric Sperling
Maintenance Supervisor: Travis Brezden
PO Box 732, Riverdale ND 58565
Ph. 701.487.3315
Fax 701.487.3305

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center - lcic@nd.gov
Site Supervisor: Kevin Kirkey
Visitor Services Coordinator: Rhonda Smith
Maintenance Supervisor: Wade Elsner
Interpretive Coordinator: Dana Morrison
2576 8th St. SW, Washburn ND 58557
Ph. 701.462.8535
Fax 701.462.3316

Lewis and Clark State Park - lcsp@nd.gov
Park Manager: Katie Ogden
Assistant Manager: Zach Audette
Maintenance Supervisor: Daniel Kimley
4904 119th Road NW, Epping ND 58843
Ph. 701.859.3071
Fax 701.859.3001
- Satellite Area: Crow Flies High

Pembina Gorge Recreation Area - pgsra@nd.gov
Park Manager: Jarod Matzke
11950 County Road 55, Walhalla, ND 58282
Ph. 701.549.2444
Fax 701.549.2442
- Satellite Area: Tetrault Woods

Turtle River State Park - trsp@nd.gov
Park Manager: Larry Hagen
Assistant Manager: Paul Grine
Interpreter: Erika Kolbow
Maintenance Supervisor: Shane Grove
Admin Assistant: Sonia Acevedo-Tupa
3084 Park Ave., Arvilla ND 58214
Ph. 701.795.3180
Fax 701.594.2556