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Land & Water Conservation Fund Grant Workshop


The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a Land & Water Conservation Fund Grant Workshop. We invite anyone who is looking to apply for a Land & Water Grant during the current or a future cycle. This workshop will cover a general overview of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Title VI compliance, grant application writing tips, and more!

Ojibway Snowshoe Lacing


Categories: all, Fort Stevenson State Park

Fort Stevenson State Park is pleased to host an Ojibway Snowshoe Lacing Workshop on Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. This instructor-led workshop will give participants the opportunity to lace their own pair of Ojibway snowshoes. The cost is $85.00 per participant; the fee includes a snowshoe kit, lunch, and snack. The registration deadline is January 1, 2020. Class size is limited to 12 participants — register by calling Fort Stevenson State Park at 701-337-5576.

Fort Stevenson State Park is located three miles south of Garrison, North Dakota.  For more information, please call the park office 701-337-5576, e-mail us at fssp@nd.gov or find us on Facebook and Instagram @fort.stevenson.

Full Snow Moon Candlelight Hike


Categories: all, Fort Stevenson State Park

Come out and experience a candlelit hike under the full moon. The Full Moon in February is known as the Snow Moon. Cross-country ski, snowshoe or hike, park staff will use candle luminaries to light the trail. Meet at the Visitor Center at 6:00 pm. Afterward, enjoy snacks and refreshments.

WOW Winter Event


Categories: all, Lake Metigoshe State Park

Lake Metigoshe State Park is hosting its Winter Wild Outdoor Women (WOW) Event February 21-23, 2020.  This event is primarily for ladies over the age of 16 who are looking to learn or refine skills associated with a variety of North Dakota’s outdoor recreational activities.  WOW provide opportunities for participants interested in outdoor recreation to gather with other enthusiasts, try new activities and equipment, acquire basic skills and gain the confidence to safely enjoy the outdoors or purchase their own gear to continue with the activities after the event if they so choose.  Lake Metigoshe State Park holds WOW events in February and September to highlight various outdoor recreation opportunities.

Maple Sugaring Day


Categories: all, Fort Stevenson State Park

Park staff will demonstrate how to tap trees, collect sap and turn it into delicious maple syrup. Hear about the history of maple syrup and the equipment used. Maple talk presentations take place at 10:00 am, Noon and 2:00 pm. Horse-drawn wagon ride, see how to make sugar on the snow and hands-on activities for the kids happen throughout the day. Enjoy live music, Moon Cats perform at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Don't miss out!

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Weather Closes Haunted Fort for October 11th & 12th

Due to the severity of the upcoming winter storm, Haunted Fort will not be open for the nights of October 11 and 12. This decision, to not open, is due to the extreme nature of this winter storm and, ultimately, for the safety of the visiting public, staff, volunteers, and protecting park infrastructure. Haunted Fort will reopen next weekend on Friday, October 18, 2019. Tickets purchased online for the 11th and 12th will be accepted for another night during October. To request a refund on tickets purchased for the 11th or 12th, please email falsp@nd.gov or contact Haunted Fort through the event website at www.hauntedfort.com.  

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  • Maintenance II Supervisor
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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.

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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