ND State Parks celebrates National Trails Day with a variety of hikes

Thursday, May 25, 2023

National Trails Day events aim to bring together all trail enthusiasts, while honoring those who help maintain and preserve hiking trails for everyone to enjoy. Many of our parks will be hosting special trails events on Saturday, June 3. 

Governor Burgum announces development of 14th state park at Pembina Gorge with funding approved during session

Thursday, May 25, 2023

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area (PGSRA) will be developed into North Dakota’s 14th state park with funding secured by the North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department (NDPRD) during the 2023 legislative session, Gov. Doug Burgum announced today.

North Dakota State Parks announces new amenities for 2023 season

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Bismarck, ND – All North Dakota State Parks return to full-service amenities this Friday, May 19. While the campgrounds are open year-round, some amenities are only available seasonally. In addition to camping, park guests can look forward to special events, educational programming, tours and fishing amenities returning for the summer. State Parks also offer a variety of rental equipment for guests including canoes, kayaks, bikes, stand-up paddleboards, and much more.  

North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department reminds visitors to help protect parks from invasive species

Sunday, May 14, 2023

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 14-20. ANS Awareness Week is intended to further educate visitors on the potential risk to public health, property and the economy from the negative impacts associated with ANS.

Media Advisory: Prescribed Burn Scheduled for Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park 5/2

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

MANDAN, ND – The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department has scheduled a prescribed burn at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park (Mandan) on May 2nd. The fire will only occur if the conditions are favorable. This prescribed burn will reduce the wildfire risk throughout the area and promote the restoration of the native prairie by removing old growth. 

ND snowmobile trails close for the season on April 1

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

North Dakota law requires public access to snowmobile trails to close between April 1 and Nov. 1. The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department (NDPRD) will close all department snowmobile trails, including leased access across private property.

New video series showcases trails and outdoor recreation in North Dakota

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 08:00 am

Bismarck, ND A new video series showcases the beauty, history and ecosystems of the many trails in North Dakota. In each YouTube video, the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department’s state trails coordinator takes the viewer along to give an authentic glimpse of what state parks and other trail systems offer for outdoor recreation.

ND State Parks and Council on the Arts seeking Artist in Residency Program applicants

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Bismarck, ND The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department and the North Dakota Council on the Arts are accepting applications for the Artist in Residency program. Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply. The Artist in Residency program provides artists the opportunity to stay and work in our state parks, offering unique environments where they’ll draw inspiration, demonstrate their skills, and invite park visitors of all ages to connect art with the outdoors. 

Snowmobile ND state ride slated for Saturday

Monday, February 13, 2023

Bottineau, ND Snowmobile trails across the state are open and ready for the annual Snowmobile North Dakota state snowmobile ride on Saturday, Feb. 18 hosted by Bottineau County Family Snowmobilers. 

February declared Winter Recreation Month

Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 11:00 pm

Bismarck, ND Governor Doug Burgum has declared February 2023 as Winter Recreation Month in North Dakota. The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department (NDPRD) invites the public to join in celebrating all the winter activities and programs offered to North Dakota citizens and communities.