Earth Day Event

Join us for the 12th annual Bismarck Earth Day Festival! This is a FREE family event with hands-on learning activities for all ages. We will have earth-friendly giveaways and door prizes, and concessions will be available for purchase during the event.

Camping 101

Categories: all, Turtle River State Park

Learn more about camping, gear, cooking and more! Whether you are new to camping or are looking for new ideas, this is an event for you! Samples of different pack foods and a light dinner provided (while supplies last). More details to come!

EMS Kid Strong

Categories: all, Fort Stevenson State Park

Join us in celebrating EMS week with the 4th annual EMS Kid Strong event at Fort Stevenson State Park! Featuring Public Service entities as they provide family fun activities to include bounce houses and tours of the many types of emergency personnel equipment.

Sky Fest over Fort Stevenson

Categories: all, Fort Stevenson State Park

Kite flying festival for all ages. Fly your own kite. Build your own kite. See kites of all shapes and sizes being flown, including stunt kites.

Memorial Day

Categories: all, Cross Ranch State Park

This Memorial Day remember those brave men and women who have served our country in the armed forces. Here at Cross Ranch State Park, we welcome all military personnel with free entrance to the park. We will also be setting out popular camping games (ex. corn hole, ladder toss, bocce ball) to play throughout the park. The visitor center will be decorated with red, white, and blue to show our support and gratitude. Campers will also be able to show their support for the military by decorating their own campsites. There will be prizes for the campsites that display the most patriotic spirit.

National Trails Day

Categories: all, Fort Ransom State Park

Join the staff at Fort Ransom State Park for a guided hike on National Trails Day. The guided hike will begin at 10:00 am on June 1st at the visitor center. 



Halloween in June

Categories: all, Fort Ransom State Park

Campers bring candy for Trick-or-Treaters and decorate your campsite! Make sure kids bring a costume so they can dress up and go Trick-or-Treating Saturday night around the campgrounds. Come for all the exciting entertainment at Fort Ransom State Park's 5th Halloween in June!

Missouri River Bluegrass Festival

Categories: all, Cross Ranch State Park

Our 29th Annual Missouri River Bluegrass Festival will be on June 14th & 15th, 2019. This event is one of Cross Ranch State Park's longest running events! 

Southern 3D Archery Duel

Categories: all, Beaver Lake State Park, Fort Ransom State Park

Join Fort Ransom State Park and Beaver Lake State Park for the 2nd annual archery competition. Each park with host an event. Prizes will be given out at both events for the top 3 youth and top 3 adult competitors. For people who participate in both events, top 3 overall adult and youth awards will be given out as well. 

Hallson Church Benefit

Categories: all, Icelandic State Park

Help us restore the storm windows on the Hallson Church! Pancakes and sausage will be served from 9:00 am—1:00 pm at Akra Hall. At 10:00 am, join us at the Hallson Church for worship. All offerings will go towards repairing the storm windows.