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Epping, ND – 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. 


The day will kick-off with a dog jog at the dog park, featuring prizes for the best-dressed dog, waggiest dog, and more. At 10 a.m. children are invited to delve into the life of an archaeologist with a dinosaur dig in the sand at our swim area. 


Visitors can visit food vendors throughout the day, and park staff will be serving hotdogs at noon at Elk Point Shelter near the Jump-'n-Fun inflatables. Other attractions include lawn games such as horseshoes, Connect 4, and a bean bag toss. 


Musical entertainment begins at 3 p.m. with the Mooncats, followed by Josie and the Whalers.  


Williams County and the City of Williston’s Convention and Visitors Bureau contributed generous monetary contributions to help the park bring unique and memorable events to its visitors throughout the year to celebrate the park’s 50th anniversary celebration. Additionally, many local businesses have given monetarily or with supplies and volunteerism. 


“We are grateful and excited to share in the celebration of our 50th anniversary,” said Lewis and Clark State Park Manager, Katie Ogden. “We are eager for our visitors to join us as we commemorate this milestone while they make lasting memories with family and friends.” 

 Visitors can further enhance their experience at the park with a hike along the Coteau trail with its new boardwalk for an up-close look at wetland animals, or make use of convenient on-site rental equipment, including kayaks, canoes and paddleboards. 

 For more information about Lewis and Clark State Park and the 50th anniversary events, follow the park on social media at www.facebook.com/prdlcsp. 

 The mission of the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is to enrich generations through experiences that connect people and places.     

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