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Winter Day Camp


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Fort Stevenson State Park is hosting a winter day camp on December 28 for youth ages 10-13 years offering a variety of winter focused activities. Registration fee is $40/participant and includes materials, lunch and a snack. Participation is limited to 12.

OLC Winter Survival Day Camp (10-12 year olds)


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Activities and topics include survival scenarios, finding food/water, starting fires utilizing various methods, knot tying, shelter construction and orienteering. We'll also enjoy making and eating snow ice cream.

First Day Hike


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Bring in the New Year on the trail! Cross-country ski, snowshoe or hike on a candlelit trail. Park staff will use candle luminaries to light the trail. Visitors are welcome to enjoy snacks and refreshments. Meet at the Visitor Center at 6:00 PM.
Ski and snowshoe rentals are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Contact the park office at 701-337-5576 for more information.

Ojibway Snowshoe Lacing


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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.

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.

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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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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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