Friday, June 28, 2024 at 08:00 am

Bismarck, ND – Campers will notice a significant improvement in power and water delivery to their RVs after completion of a large upgrade project in several North Dakota state parks this fall. While crews work on electrical and water upgrades at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, Lewis and Clark State Park, Grahams Island State Park and Lake Metigoshe State Park, campers will experience temporarily reduced campsite availability starting Sept. 9. Campers in nearby campgrounds may experience some inconveniences during construction if adjacent water or electrical lines in those campgrounds become affected. 

Friday, May 31, 2024 at 05:00 pm

BISMARCK, N.D. (MAY 31, 2024) Local youth joined the North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department (NDPRD), Governor’s Office and others to celebrate a historic milestone today at the official groundbreaking ceremony for Pembina Gorge State Park. As North Dakota’s 14th state park, the newest since 1989, Pembina Gorge State Park marks a significant investment into the state’s outdoor recreation. Local children shared their excitement for the future opportunities they will be able to share with generations to come. 

Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 08:30 am

Lewis and Clark State Park invites the public to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a fun-filled day of activities on Sat., June 8. The park has served as an outdoor haven in northwest North Dakota for recreation, education, and family fun for half a century, and with the generosity from its community, the park has planned a variety of events for all ages to enjoy. 

Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 05:00 pm

Garrison, ND – North Dakota Parks and Recreation is excited to announce Fort Stevenson State Park is now home to the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Most people making s’mores simultaneously with a total of 1,150 people. The previous record was 891. The park hosted the event in celebration of its 50th anniversary with numerous support from generous local sponsors. 

Friday, May 10, 2024 at 04:00 pm

Bismarck, ND – The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department (NDPRD) announces its newly launched mobile trails app powered by OuterSpatial which directs users to over 2,200 miles of statewide trails. The app also includes special events and points of interest for users to visit within North Dakota’s state parks. 

Monday, May 6, 2024 at 12:00 pm

Garrison, ND – Fort Stevenson State Park invites the public to gather at the park on Saturday, May 18 to attempt a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Most people making s’mores simultaneously in celebration of the park’s 50th anniversary. An official judge from GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS will be on site to verify the record and confirm that more than 891 people, which is the current record, simultaneously made s’mores. 


Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 07:00 pm

The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department (NDPRD), in partnership with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, is highlighting the importance of stopping the spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) during the week of May 5-11. ANS Awareness Week in North Dakota is intended to further educate visitors on the potential risk to public health, property and the economy from the negative impacts associated with ANS to ultimately stop the introduction and spread of ANS in the state’s waterways. 

Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 09:00 am

Registration for North Dakota Parks and Recreation’s (NDPRD) Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) youth safety courses located across the state are now open. NDPRD offers the hands-on courses in an effort to increase OHV safety awareness and prevent accidents.   

Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 01:00 am

PRESCRIBED BURN: If you're planning on visiting Cross Ranch State Park today (April 21), our partners at The Nature Conservancy are conducting a prescribed burn scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Two sections of the park have been identified for the burn, which is anticipated to end by 12 p.m. pending favorable weather conditions.


Monday, April 8, 2024 at 02:30 pm

Epping, ND – Lewis and Clark State Park marks its 50th anniversary with a year-long celebration, made possible by the generosity of its community. The park has served as an outdoor haven in northwest North Dakota for recreation, education, and family fun for half a century.