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5th Annual Christmas in July

Categories: all, Fort Ransom State Park

Come celebrate the Christmas spirit at Fort Ransom State Park's 5th Christmas in July! Decorate your campsite for Christmas. There will also be a parade around the campgrounds to see Santa and get some treats! Come for all the exciting entertainment at Fort Ransom State Park's 5th Christmas in July!

Junior Governor's Cup Fishing Derby

Categories: all, Fort Stevenson State Park

It's time for kids to show off their fishing skills at the North Dakota Junior Governor's Cup Youth Fishing Derby. This event is taking place at Fort Stevenson State Park on Saturday, July 20 in the DeTrobriand Marina. The derby is open to anyone 17 years old or younger.

Missouri River Muzzleloaders Coming to Fort Mandan

Categories: all, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

Come interact with the Missouri River Muzzleloaders as they reenact historic demonstrations! The Muzzleloaders will be at Fort Mandan every Saturday starting July 13 through August 17 from 10 am to 4 pm.

14th Annual Halloween in July

Categories: all, Lake Metigoshe State Park

Bring your costumes, decorations, and candy to join us for a great weekend at the lake. There's will be a variety of spooky events that are fun for the whole family taking place to include a spooky movie and trick-or-treating in the modern campground.

8th Annual Bluegrass Goes PINK

Categories: all, Cross Ranch State Park

Bluegrass Goes Pink is an event that raises awareness of cancer. All proceeds that are collected from this event are donated to the Bismarck Cancer Center. The day starts with a 5K & 10K run/walk trail race at 9:00 am. Cottonwood then plays relaxing bluegrass music during the evening to commemorate cancer survivors and those who have fought bravely. 

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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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