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State OHV Trails Open as Snowmobile Trails Close

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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

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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

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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 around North Dakota. 

ND State Parks Seeking Artist in Residency Applications

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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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Seasonal State Park Attendant or Concession Worker

Closing Date: 05/27/2020
Location: Multiple Locations, ND

Responsible to the park manager/park ranger or administrative assistant who supervises the operation of a park entrance station and/or a park concession operation in a state park…

Seasonal Park Ranger

Closing Date: 05/02/2020
Location: Multiple Locations, ND

Responsible to the park manager or park ranger for performing park administration, maintenance, enforcement, interpretation, safety and visitor services programs in a state park…

Seasonal State Park Maintenance Worker

Closing Date: 05/05/2020
Location: State-Wide, ND

Responsible to the park manager, the park ranger, or maintenance supervisor of park facilities and grounds. May be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Assist in…

Seasonal State Park Interpreter

Closing Date: 05/02/2020
Location: Multiple Locations, ND

Responsible to the park/site manager, park ranger or interpreter who supervises the operation of interpretive programming services. To promote awareness, appreciation and…

State Parks Seasonal Site Supervisor

Closing Date: 05/02/2020
Location: Lil Missouri St Prk - Killdeer, ND

Responsible to the park manager or the assistant park manager for temporary employee supervision, park operations, equipment, facility and grounds maintenance, visitor service…

Biological Science Technician

Closing Date: 04/16/2020
Location: Bismarck, ND

Duties and responsibilities include but not limited to tree and shrub planting and maintenance; restoration seeding; calibration of herbicide application equipment; safely…

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