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.

Monday, March 11, 2024 at 02:30 pm

Bismarck, ND – The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department (NDPRD) is excited to move forward with development of the state’s 14th state park at the Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area (PGSRA) and is currently accepting construction bids for the project. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 09:30 am

Dates have been set for the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department's 2024 special events! From fishing tournaments and youth day camps, to night hikes and holiday-themed events, we have something for everyone at locations across the state. Many of our events become annual outings for families and friends, and we're proud to provide these memorable experiences for visitors of all ages. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 04:00 pm

Bismarck, ND The North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department and North Dakota Council on the Arts are accepting applications for the Artist in Residency program. Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply. 

Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 08:00 am

The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department (NDPRD) is seeking trail project applications for the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) starting Monday, April 1, 2024. The RTP is an 80/20 matching grant program that provides funding for both motorized and non-motorized recreational trail projects.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 11:00 pm

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our brand-new Online Reservation System, designed to streamline and enhance your booking experience with us! Explore the new system at, where you can create an account and start planning your 2024 adventures!



Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 02:00 pm

Bismarck, ND – North Dakota’s snowmobile season opened on Dec. 1, but several conditions must be met before the state’s 2,800 miles of snowmobile trails are open, groomed and ready for travel. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Bismarck, ND – The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with US eDirect to provide a new online reservation system and point-of-sale platform. These enhanced services and features will improve and streamline the customer experience for the more than one million annual visitors to North Dakota’s state parks.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 01:00 pm

North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department (NDPRD) today announced that it has become the first park system in the country to support “color accessibility” for color blind visitors at all of its parks via a collaboration with EnChroma®, creators of glasses for color blindness. Each state park has received a “kit” of EnChroma glasses for red-green color blind guests to borrow during visits to enjoy North Dakota’s colorful beauty.