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:
- 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 maps are available free on Avenza maps.