North Dakota's state parks have an assortment of cross-country ski trails designed to excite novice and advanced skiers. While groomed trails can be found throughout the state, there are also areas where skiers can blaze their own trails through the undisturbed snow.

Where to go

Cross Ranch State Park – 14 miles

Fort Ransom State Park – 2.5 miles

Fort Stevenson State Park – 3 miles

Grahams Island State Park – 3 miles

Icelandic State Park – 3 miles

Lake Metigoshe State Park – 6.58 miles

Turtle River State Park – 6 miles


Where to rent

Cross-country ski rentals are available for $15/day at:

Cross Ranch State Park

Fort Ransom State Park

Fort Stevenson State Park

Lake Metigoshe State Park


General information

  • The weather frequently changes during the winter making trail conditions challenging to predict. Please check with the park before hitting the trails to ensure trails are open and to check the condition of the trails.
  • If you are bringing a large group out to rent equipment, please contact the park ahead of time to ensure equipment will be available.
  • The following destinations allow cross-country skiing but do not groom trails; Beaver Lake State Park, Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, Lake Sakakawea State Park, Lewis & Clark State Park, and Missouri River Natural Area.
  • All North Dakota State Park and Recreation Area trail maps are available in the OuterSpatial App