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Maple Sugaring Days

Categories: all, Fort Stevenson State Park

Maple Sugaring in North Dakota! Learn the history of maple tapping, see the tools and find out what the box elder tree has to do with maple syrup. Presentations, horse-drawn wagon rides, kids hands-on activities, and live entertainment throughout the day. Don't miss out, experience pure maple cotton candy and sugar snow!

EMS Kid Strong

Categories: all, Fort Stevenson State Park

Join us in celebrating EMS week with the 4th annual EMS Kid Strong event at Fort Stevenson State Park! Featuring Public Service entities as they provide family fun activities to include bounce houses and tours of the many types of emergency personnel equipment.

Sky Fest over Fort Stevenson

Categories: all, Fort Stevenson State Park

Kite flying festival for all ages. Fly your own kite. Build your own kite. See kites of all shapes and sizes being flown, including stunt kites.

Memorial Day

Categories: all, Cross Ranch State Park

This Memorial Day remember those brave men and women who have served our country in the armed forces. Here at Cross Ranch State Park, we welcome all military personnel with free entrance to the park. We will also be setting out popular camping games (ex. corn hole, ladder toss, bocce ball) to play throughout the park. The visitor center will be decorated with red, white, and blue to show our support and gratitude. Campers will also be able to show their support for the military by decorating their own campsites. There will be prizes for the campsites that display the most patriotic spirit.

National Trails Day

Categories: all, Fort Ransom State Park

Join the staff at Fort Ransom State Park for a guided hike on National Trails Day. The guided hike will begin at 10:00 am on June 1st at the visitor center. 



Recent NewsView All News

Flooding Causes Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park to Temporarily Close Campground

Mandan, ND – Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park has temporarily closed their campground due to the high water levels of the Heart and Missouri Rivers. Staff is asking the public to refrain from walking into the campground and on trails near the campground for safety reasons. For updates, please contact the park at (701) 667-6340. All other off-season services remain available to park guests.

Join our Team!

The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is currently hiring over 90 positions both seasonally and full-time, across all of our properties.


Open positions include:

  • Park Ranger
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Interpreter
  • Maintenance
  • Park Attendant
  • Park Concession Staff
  • Biological Science Technician

Apply Now!

New Reservation System

The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce the launching of a new reservation system.

Fort Stevenson State Park holds Fat Tire Bike Classic

Fort Stevenson State Park, in partnership with Val’s Cyclery of Minot, is holding a Fat Tire Bike Trail Race, Saturday, January 26.  Registration from 10:00 am to Noon.  The race begins at 1:00 pm.  Live entertainment performed by Mandan native Brianna Helbling and chili feed starting at 3:00 pm.  The total race route will be 14 miles (4 laps at 3.5 miles each).  Prizes awarded for first, second and third places in Men’s and Women’s divisions.  

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