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Sodbuster Days

Categories: all, Fort Ransom State Park

Come experience turn of the century farm and homemaking demonstrations at Fort Ransoms' annual Sodbuster Days. Enjoy live old-time music. Food and beverages will be available for purchase during the event. 


2019 Fall Wild Outdoor Women, (WOW) Event

Categories: all, Lake Metigoshe State Park

Lake Metigoshe State Park is hosting the 2019 Wild Outdoor Women, (WOW) Fall Event. WOW is primarily for ladies over the age of 16 who wish to learn or improve outdoor recreational skills. Come enjoy activities such as kayaking, archery, outdoor photography and more!


Lewis & Clark Big 10 Showdown

Categories: all, Lewis & Clark State Park

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.


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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