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Bike Your Park Day - Lake Metigoshe


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Celebrate Bike Your Park Day by joining local members of the Turtle Mountain Trails Association on the multi-use trails at Lake Metigoshe State Park! This is a great opportunity to further explore the park with those that are familiar with the trails, meet other enthusiasts or simply put more miles on your bike. 

Lewis & Clark Big 10 Showdown


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2019 potential first place payout: $30,000. Total potential payout is $85,000. The Williston Convention & Visitors Bureau in partnership with Lewis & Clark State Park are excited to host the 2019 Lewis & Clark Big 10 Showdown. This will be a two-day catch and release tournament held October 5-6. The tournament will pay out to 10 places, with prize money based on a full 100 team field. Entry fee per 2 person team is $1000.

Haunted Fort 2019


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The 18th Season of the Haunted Fort at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park will be terrifying, to say the least. We are back with a crazy 18th season! Four Haunts - The Custer Manor, The old circus Freakshow, Post Asylum, and the Guard House 2 Extreme Haunt! - The only haunt that you have to enter all alone! it's up to you whether you escape......

Also Introducing the all-new Haunted Fort Midway, with the famous Monster Shop, Zombie Battlefield Paintball, and The Cellar the haunted craft beer lounge!

See you at the Haunted Fort!

Find Tickets Here: https://hauntedfort.ticketleap.com/haunted-fort-2019/dates

Christmas Open House


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The Pioneer Heritage Center will be decorated with trees, lights, and Christmas cheer! The doors will be open from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm with the program starting at 2:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.

Scones for Small Business Saturday


Categories: all, Cross Ranch State Park

In conjunction with our surrounding communities, we wanted to offer free blueberry and raspberry scones for Small Business Saturday. Since it is our Visitor Appreciation Day, all daily entrance fees to Cross Ranch State Park are waived. Feel free to shop small within our surrounding communities and take a relaxing hike through the park while replenishing with scones and chai tea or coffee. We hope to see you there!

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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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