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Save the date for the 2020 Fort Ransom Sodbuster Days, July 11th & 12th. More information coming soon! 


Cardio & Coffee Trail Running Series

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Categories: all, Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

Who is for the return of the Cardio & Coffee Trail Running Series at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park? This one-of-a-kind event will elevate your outdoor fitness routine by adding in the enjoyment and education of the finest specialty roast coffee. We have taken a typical morning run and turned it into an energy-driven morning on the most beautiful and legendary trails of Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park


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North Dakota Parks Continue to Reopen Services Under the ND Smart Restart Guidelines

The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department, under the ND Smart Restart guidelines, is pleased to announce the continued reopening of department services, including group campsites, shelters, and rental facilities throughout the North Dakota state park system.


Fort Stevenson State Park Visitor Appreciation Event

The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department, under the North Dakota Smart Restart guidelines, is pleased to announce Fort Stevenson State Park's 2020 Visitor Appreciation Event. Sunday, June 28, visitors are offered free daily admission into Fort Stevenson State Park to experience live entertainment on the Guardhouse lawn.  Visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, sit back, and enjoy the music.


Fort Ransom State Park Announces Summer Sodbuster Event

The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department, under the North Dakota Smart Restart guidelines, is pleased to announce the 2020 Summer Sodbuster Event, July 11 & 12, at Fort Ransom State Park. The Sodbuster event is an opportunity for visitors to experience what homesteading and pioneer life was like in North Dakota. This event showcases turn-of-the-century farming technology and brings to life the historic Sunne Farm.


Artists Named for 2020-2021 Residency Programs within the North Dakota State Parks

The Artist in Residency Program is a partnership between the North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department and the North Dakota Council on the Arts, where three artists are chosen to each spend one week in a North Dakota State Park.  The goal of the program is to support North Dakota artists in creating works of art that showcase participating state parks while providing opportunities for visitors to develop artistic skills as well as a deeper appreciation of the parks and the artworks inspired by them.


The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department announces the opening of the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department announces the opening of the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Fort Mandan on May 21.  In alignment with the North Dakota Smart Restart Campaign, the Interpretive Center will be open Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and the rest area will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. These hours will remain in place until further notice to allow for additional deep cleaning. Visitors are asked to keep a six-foot distance from other visitors during their visit.


State Parks Announces Reopening of Campgrounds

The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department announces the reopening of state park campgrounds. In alignment with the North Dakota Smart Restart Campaign, the department will be opening all campgrounds, except Little Missouri State Park, on May 9 for no-service camping. Starting May 21, all parks will be opened with limited service for this season.


Burgum appoints Andrea Travnicek to lead North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed Andrea Travnicek to lead the North Dakota Department of Parks and Recreation, citing her extensive leadership experience and long history of resource management at the local, state and federal levels.


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