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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

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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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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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