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EMS Kids Strong


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Join us in celebrating EMS week! The Garrison-Max Ambulance is hosting the 5th annual EMS Kid Strong event at Fort Stevenson State Park. Features Public Service entities as they provide family fun activities including bounce houses and tours of the many types of emergency personnel equipment. The event is free of charge and open to all ages.

Sky Fest over Fort Stevenson


Categories: all, Fort Stevenson State Park

Kite flying festival for all ages. Sky Fest welcomes kite flyers to decorate the sky over Fort Stevenson. Fly your own kite or witness professional kite flyers as they bring in kites of all shapes and sizes, including some of the largest kites currently in production. Special activities take place each day of the festival. Build your own kite on Saturday. The event is pet-friendly and fun for the whole family.

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State OHV Trails Open as Snowmobile Trails Close

It is that time of year that we need to inform riders the end of our snowmobile season is rapidly approaching.  North Dakota law closes public access to snowmobile trails between April 1 and November 1 every year. We ask you to also refrain from using your ATV or OHV on closed snowmobile trails as we do not have permission from landowners for their use during the offseason and have the potential to lose those rights with trespassing concerns.  

North Dakota State Parks Announces Closures Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The North Dakota Parks and Recreation is closing all state parks and recreation buildings to the public effective Thursday, March 19. However, day-use facilities at the state parks, including trails and boat ramps will remain open to the public as of this time, and recreation and natural areas continue to remain open for day use.

NDPRD Announces 2020 OHV Safety Courses

North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce our 2020 OHV Safety course presentations. Exact times and address locations will be published one week prior to course execution once the minimum student registration is achieved. This year we will conduct several hands-on safety courses for certification across 

ND State Parks Seeking Artist in Residency Applications

The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department and the North Dakota Council on the Arts are accepting applications for the Artist in Residency program. The Artist in Residency program offers artists the opportunity to stay and work in unique environments where they’ll draw inspiration from the state parks, demonstrate their skills, and assist park visitors of all ages in discovering their artistic side. Three artists will be invited to stay at either Turtle River State Park (July 12-19, 2020), Lewis & Clark State Park (August 2-9, 2020) or at Cross Ranch State Park (February 7-17, 2021) as a collaborative effort to incorporate arts into the educational programming presented by the North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department. Applications are due April 24, 2020.

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