Our Team

Mission Statement

We offer a diversity of recreation opportunities and sustainably manage resources.

Vision

Enriching generations through experiences that connect people and places.

Values

Stewardship ∙ Service ∙ Experiences ∙ Leadership ∙ Partnerships

About the department

The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is the state agency charged with administering selected parks and recreation areas that are deemed to have state-wide or regional significance.

In addition, the department has responsibility for the following functions:

  • Off-highway vehicle planning and safety program
  • Snowmobile safety programs and trails
  • Nature Preserves Act
  • Outdoor recreation grants and statewide recreation planning

Central Office

Century Center 
1600 E. Century Ave. Suite 3 PO Box 5594
Bismarck, ND 58506
Ph. 701.328.5357
Email - parkrec@nd.gov

Division and Program Contacts

Director: Melissa Baker

Field Operations

  • Chief of Field Operations--- Jesse Hanson
  • Field Operations Administrator---Lynn Spomer
  • East Regional Manager---Justin Robinson
  • West Regional Manager---Ryan Gardner
  • Project Coordinator---Brendan Ternes
  • Project Coordinator---Jason Johnston

Business Services

  • Chief of Business Services--- Renae L. Gall, PHR SHRM-CP

Communication/Marketing

  • Public Information Officer---Kristin Byram

Planning and Programs

  • Chief of Planning and Programs--Jolene Rieck
  • Natural Resources Management Coordinator---Kathy Duttenhefner
  • Motorized Recreation Coordinator---Erik Dietrich
  • Recreation & Trails Grant Coordinator---Geneive Giese
  • Snowmobile Trails---Todd Thronson, todd@snowmobilend.org
  • Ride Safe Program---701.328.5348 or ridesafe@nd.gov

Reservations

Ph. 800.807.4723 or online at Parks and Recreation Online Services


 

State Parks and Recreation Areas

Beaver Lake 
Phone: (701) 452-2752
E-mail: blsp@nd.gov

Cross Ranch
Phone: (701) 794-3731
E-mail: crsp@nd.gov

Fort Abraham Lincoln
Phone: (701) 667-6340
E-mail: falsp@nd.gov

Fort Ransom
Phone: (701) 973-4331
E-mail: frsp@nd.gov

Fort Stevenson
Phone: (701) 337-5576
E-mail: fssp@nd.gov

Grahams Island
Phone: (701) 766-4015
E-mail: dlsp@nd.gov

Icelandic 
Phone: (701) 265-4561
E-mail: isp@nd.gov

Lake Metigoshe
Phone: (701) 263-4651
E-mail: lmsp@nd.gov
Outdoor Learning Center: 
(701) 263-4514 or lmolc@nd.gov

Lake Sakakawea
Phone: (701) 487-3315
E-mail: lssp@nd.gov

Lewis & Clark
Phone: (701) 859-3071
E-mail: lcsp@nd.gov

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
Phone: (701) 462-8535
E-mail: lcic@nd.gov

Little Missouri 
Phone: (70) 764-5256
E-mail: lmosp@nd.gov

Pembina Gorge
Phone: (701) 549-2444
E-mail: pgsra@nd.gov

Sully Creek
Phone: (701) 623-2024
E-mail: scsp@nd.gov

Turtle River
Phone: (701) 795-3180
E-mail: trsp@nd.gov