North Dakota Passport

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When was the last time you paused on a scenic trail to admire the sights and sounds of nature? Have you truly reflected on the significant people of our past while standing in a historic place?

With our diverse landscape, rich history, and abundant recreational opportunities, now is the time to explore legendary North Dakota. Your next adventure is just a road trip away, and the North Dakota Passport is your all-in-one guide to making the most of your trip!

 

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How it works

With the North Dakota Passport, you can explore 37 destinations in four regions of the state. Enjoy your adventures at the variety of North Dakota Parks and Recreation properties and State Historical Society of North Dakota locations. Visit as many sites as you can to collect a unique stamp or transfer the stamp with a crayon at a designated location called the Passport Station.

Learn more about each site by region below.

Click the numbered locations on the map or learn more about each site by region below.

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Northwest Region

Cross Ranch State Park (location 2)

 Location: Center, ND
 Fee: $7 daily vehicle permit or $35 annual permit*
 Hours: Daily year-round
 Amenities: Camping, overnight rental facilities, trails, equipment rentals, restrooms, interpretive resources, playgrounds
 Contact: (701) 794-3731, website
 Passport Station Location: By the bridge on the Matah Trail
 Stamp: Available in the Visitor Center, hours vary seasonally

Crow Flies High State Recreation Area (location 3)

 Location: New Town, ND
 Fee: Free
 Hours: Daily year-round
 Amenities: Interpretive signs, scenic overlook, trails
 Contact: (701) 328-357, website
 Passport Station Location: Top of the scenic outlook near the interpretive panels 
 Stamp: Not available at this location

Fort Clark State Historic Site (location 24)

 Location: Washburn, ND
 Fee: Free
 Hours: Open year-round
 Amenities: Interpretive panels, walking trails, picnic tables, restrooms, CCC fieldstone shelter, bird watching
 Contact: (701) 328-3508, website
 Passport Station Location:  By the wooden interpretive sign just past the entrance 
 Stamp: Not available at this location

Fort Mandan State Historic Site (location 26)

 Location: Washburn, ND
 Fee: Family pass $25 or $8 per adult and $5 per student
 Hours: April 1-September 30: Open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed October-May)
 Amenities: Visitor center, guided tours, facility rental, picnic tables, restrooms
 Contact: (701) 462-8535, website
 Passport Station Location:  On plaza by Seaman statue
 Stamp: Visitor Center, open April-September

Fort Stevenson State Park (location 6)

 Location: Garrison, ND
 Fee: $7 daily vehicle permit or $35 annual permit*
 Hours: Daily year-round
 Amenities: Camping, overnight rental facilities, boat access, trails, equipment rentals, swim beach, concessions, restrooms, interpretive resources, playgrounds
 Contact: (701) 337-5576, website
 Passport Station Location: Near the Guardhouse, lakeside
 Stamp: Visitor Center and the marina store, hours vary seasonally 

Fort Buford State Historic Site/Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center (location 23)

 Location: Williston, ND
 Fee: $5.00 per adult and $2.50 per child
 Hours: For up-to-date hours, visit our website. Grounds open year-round
 Amenities: Restrooms, interpretive center, hiking trails, picnic tables, guided tours, store, exhibits
 Contact: (701) 572-9034 , website
 Passport Station Location: Southeast corner of the boardwalk around the First Officers Quarters.
 Stamp: Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center

Lake Sakakawea State Park (location 11)

 Location: Pick City, ND
 Fee: $7 daily vehicle permit or $35 annual permit*
 Hours: Daily year-round
 Amenities: Camping, overnight rental facilities, trails, boat access, equipment rentals, swim beach, concessions, restrooms, interpretive resources, a playground
 Contact: (701) 487-3315, website
 Passport Station Location: By the North Country Trail Sign
 Stamp: Visitor Center and the marina store, hours vary seasonally. 

 

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (location 30)

 Location: Washburn, ND
 Fee: Family pass $25 or $8 per adult and $5 per student.
 Hours: April 1st - September 30th: Open Monday - Sunday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
October 1st - March 31st: Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
 Amenities: Restrooms, facility rentals, trails, exhibits, store, interpretive resources
 Contact: (701) 462-8535, website
 Passport Station Location: near the benches on the statue plaza
 Stamp: front desk

Lewis & Clark State Park (location 12)

 Location: Epping, ND
 Fee: $7 daily vehicle permit or $35 annual permit*
 Hours: Daily year-round
 Amenities: Camping, overnight rental facilities, trails, equipment rentals, boat access, swim beach, concessions, restrooms, interpretive resources, playgrounds
 Contact: (701) 859-3071, website
 Passport Station Location: Next to the Lewis & Clark Interpretive panels on the South Trail System. 
 Stamp: Trader Bay Visitor Center, hours vary seasonally. 

Little Missouri State Park (location 13)

 Location: Killdeer, ND
 Fee: $7 daily vehicle permit or $35 annual permit*
 Hours: Daily May-October
 Amenities: Camping, equestrian facilities,  restrooms, trails
 Contact: (701) 764-5256, website
 Passport Station Location
 Stamp: Park office, hours vary seasonally.  

 

*Annual state park permits are good at all state park locations. For more information on permits please visit https://www.parkrec.nd.gov/stay/dailyannual-permits

Northeast Region

Fort Totten State Historic Site (location 27)

 Location: Fort Totten, ND
 Fee: $6 per adult, $3 per child (6-15), $4 per person for tour groups of 10+, $1 per student for school groups
 Hours: For up-to-date hours, visit our website
 Amenities: museum, visitor center, restroom, picnic tables, exhibits, interpretive panels, facility rental space
 Contact: (701) 466-4441, website
 Passport Station Location: By the stone monument on the parade grounds across from the site gate
 Stamp: Inside Visitor Center 

Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site (location 28)

 Location: Walhalla, ND
 Fee: Free
 Hours: Grounds open year-round
 Amenities: Exhibits and tours available by appointment, historic structures, outdoor interpretive signs
 Contact: (701) 825-6840, website
 Passport Station Location: Near the interpretive pannels
 Stamp: Not available at this location 

Grahams Island State Park (location 7)

 Location: Devils Lake, ND
 Fee: $7 daily vehicle permit or $35 annual permit*
 Hours: Daily year-round
 Amenities: Camping, overnight rental facilities, boat access, trails, concessions, swim beach, restrooms, playgrounds
 Contact: (701) 766-4015, website
 Passport Station Location: Located near the 50th Anniversary planting overlooking boat ramp 
 Stamp: Visitor Center, hour vary seasonally

Gunlogson State Nature Preserve (location 8)

 Location: Inside Icelandic State Park, Cavalier, ND 
 Fee: $7 daily vehicle permit or $35 annual permit*
 Hours: Daily year-round
 Amenities: Trails (additional amenities available at the park)
 Contact: (701) 265-4561, website
 Passport Station Location: By the Gunlogson Trailhead
 Stamp: Available at Icelandic State Park Visitor Center, hours vary seasonally

Icelandic State Park (location 9)

 Location: Cavalier, ND
 Fee: $7 daily vehicle permit or $35 annual permit*
 Hours: Daily year-round
 Amenities: Camping, overnight rental facilities, boat access, trails, equipment rentals, swim beach, concessions, restrooms, interpretive resources, playground
 Contact: (701) 265-4561, website
 Passport Station Location: By the Hillman Trailhead
 Stamp: Visitor Center, hours vary seasonally

Lake Metigoshe State Park (location 10)

 Location: Bottineau, ND
 Fee: $7 daily vehicle permit or $35 annual permit*
 Hours: Daily year-round
 Amenities: Camping, overnight rental facilities, boat access, trails, equipment rentals, swim beach, restrooms, interpretive resources, playground
 Contact: (701) 263-4651, website
 Passport Station Location: Hemerick Point Trail juncture near Warming House
 Stamp: Park office, hours vary seasonally. 

Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area (location 14)

 Location: Walhalla, ND
 Fee: Free
 Hours: Daily year-round
 Amenities: Restrooms, trails, equipment rentals and interpretive panels
 Contact: (701) 549-2444, website
 Passport Station Location: Located by the interpretive panels just past the trailhead. 
 Stamp: Park office 

Pembina State Museum (location 33)

 Location: Pembina, ND
 Fee: Exhibits – Free; Observation tower – $2 per adult, $.50 per youth (13-18), free for 12 and under, $20 annual family pass, $10 annual individual pass
 Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
 Amenities: Restrooms, store, facility rental space, exhibits, scenic views, artifacts
 Contact: (701) 825-6840, website
 Passport Station Location: Along the sidewalk outside the museum
 Stamp: Front desk of the museum

Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Historic Site (location 34)

 Location: Cooperstown, ND
 Fee: $10 per adult, $3 per child (6-15), $4 per person for tour groups of 10+, $1 per student for school groups, free for “Friends of Oscar Zero” and SHSND Foundation members
 Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
 Amenities: Restrooms, store, guided tours, interpretive panels, artifacts
 Contact: (701) 797-3691, website
 Passport Station Location: By the interpretive panel next to the small parking area just outside the gate to Oscar-Zero
 Stamp: Front desk of the site store

Turtle Mountain State Recreation Area (location 16)

 Location: Bottineau, ND
 Fee: Free
 Hours: Daily year-round
 Amenities: Trails and restrooms
 Contact: (701) 263-4651, website
 Passport Station Location: At the trailhead
 Stamp: Not available at this location 

Turtle River State Park (location 17)

 Location: Arvilla, ND
 Fee: $7 daily vehicle permit or $35 annual permit*
 Hours: Daily year-round
 Amenities: Camping, overnight rental facilities, trails, restrooms, interpretive resources, playgrounds
 Contact: (701) 795-3180, website
 Passport Station Location: By the bridge west of the CCC trailhead (Currently unavailable. Please see us at the Visitor Center for your stamp.)
 Stamp: Visitor Center, hours vary seasonally. 

*Annual state park permits are good at all state park locations. For more information on permits please visit https://www.parkrec.nd.gov/stay/dailyannual-permits

Southeast Region

Beaver Lake State Park (location 1)

 Location: Wishek, ND
 Fee: $7 daily vehicle permit or $35 annual permit*
 Hours: Daily year-round
 Amenities: Camping, overnight rental facilities, boat access, trails, equipment rentals, swim beach, restrooms, interpretive resources, playground
 Contact: (701) 452-2752, website
 Passport Station Location: Nature Trail trailhead
 Stamp: Park office, hours vary seasonally. 

Fort Ransom State Park (location 5)

 Location: Fort Ransom, ND
 Fee: $7 daily vehicle permit or $35 annual permit*
 Hours: Daily year-round
 Amenities: Camping, overnight rental facilities, trails, equipment rentals, equestrian facilities, restrooms, interpretive resources, playground
 Contact: (701) 973-4331, website
 Passport Station Location: Sunne Farmstead
 Stamp: Visitor Center, hours vary seasonally. 

Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (location 22)

 Location: Abercrombie, ND
 Fee: $8 per adult, $3 per child (6-14), $4 per person for tour groups of 20+, $1 per student for school groups
 Hours: For up-to-date hours, visit our website
 Amenities: Restrooms, interpretive center, guided tours, exhibits, store, interpretive panels
 Contact: (701) 553-8513, website
 Passport Station Location: Just off the parking lot by the underground tunnel.
 Stamp: Inside the interpretive center

Stutsman County Courthouse State Historic Site (location 35)

 Location: Jamestown, ND
 Fee: Free
 Hours: For up-to-date hours, visit our website
 Amenities: Restrooms, exhibits, self-guided tours, artifacts, facility rental space
 Contact: (701) 328-1883, website
 Passport Station Location: In front of the courthouse at the edge of the rock bed
 Stamp: Inside the courthouse

Welk Homestead State Historic Site (location 36)

 Location: Strasburg, ND
 Fee: $5 per adult, $3 per child (6-15), $4 per person for tour groups of 20+, $1 per student for school groups
 Hours: For up-to-date hours, visit our website
 Amenities: Exhibits, self-guided and guided tours, picnic tables, outhouse, historic structures, gardens
 Contact: (701) 336-7777, website
 Passport Station Location: Next to one of the parking lot boundary posts outside the house
 Stamp: Inside the summer kitchen

Whitestone Hill State Historic Site (location 37)

 Location: Kulm, ND
 Fee: Free
 Hours: Open year-round
 Amenities: Picnic tables/shelters, interpretive panels, primitive campground, vault toilets
 Contact: (701) 328-3508, website
 Passport Station Location: Next to the interpretive sign in the gravel parking area
Stamp: Not available at this location 

*Annual state park permits are good at all state park locations. For more information on permits please visit https://www.parkrec.nd.gov/stay/dailyannual-permits

Southwest Region

Camp Hancock State Historic Site (location 18)

 Location: Bismarck, ND
 Fee: Free
 Hours: For up-to-date hours, visit our website. Grounds open year-round.
 Amenities: Restroom, picnic tables, interpretive panels, guided and self-guided tours, facility rental space, exhibits
 Contact: (701) 328-9528, website
 Passport Station Location: Along Main Street near the entrance
 Stamp: Not available at this location 

Chateau De Mores State Historic Site (location 19)

 Location: Medora, ND
 Fee: $10 per adult, $3 per child (6-15), $4 per person for tour groups of 20+, $1 per student for school group
Hours: For up-to-date hours, visit our website
 Amenities: Restrooms, interpretive center, tours, hiking trails, picnic tables, store, facility rental space
 Contact: (701) 623-4355, website
 Passport Station Location: In front of the Interpretive Center
 Stamp: Interpretive Center

Double Ditch Indian Village State Historic Site (location 20)

 Location: Near Bismarck, ND
 Fee: Free
Hours: Open year-round
 Amenities: Interpretive panels, walking trails, picnic tables, CCC fieldstone shelter, kayak launch, bird watching
 Contact: (701) 328-2666, website
 Passport Station Location: By the CCC shelter
 Stamp: Not available at this location 

Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site (location 21)

 Location: Bismarck, ND
 Fee: Free
Hours: For up-to-date hours, visit our website. Grounds open year-round.
 Amenities: Restrooms, picnic tables, self-guided and guided tours, kid’s play space, exhibits, gardens, and facility rental space
 Contact: (701) 328-9528, website
 Passport Station Location: Near the house interpretive panel
 Stamp: Inside the mansion

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park (location 4)

 Location: Mandan, ND
 Fee: $7 daily vehicle permit or $35 annual permit*
 Hours: Daily year-round
 Amenities: Camping, overnight rental facilities, trails, guided tours, concessions, restrooms, interpretive resources, playground
 Contact: (701) 667-6340, website
 Passport Station Location: Located near the bridge outside the visitor center.
 Stamp: Visitor center or commissary, hours vary seasonally. 

Fort Dilts State Historic Site (location 25)

 Location: Rhame, ND
 Fee: Free
Hours: Open year-round
 Amenities: Interpretive resources
 Contact: (701) 328-2666, website
 Passport Station Location: By the metal site sign past the entrance
 Stamp: Not available at this location 

Huff Indian Village State Historic Site (location 29)

 Location: Huff, ND
 Fee: Free
Hours: Open year-round
 Amenities: Interpretive signs and bird watching
 Contact: (701) 328-2666, website
 Passport Station Location: By the kiosk by the entrance
 Stamp: Not available at this location 

Menoken Indian Village State Historic Site (location 31)

 Location: Menoken, ND
 Fee: Free
Hours: Open year-round
 Amenities: Interpretive signs, bird watching, CCC fieldstone shelter
 Contact: (701) 328-2666, website
 Passport Station Location: Near the interpretive sign
 Stamp: Not available at this location 

North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum (location 32)

 Location: Bismarck, ND
 Fee: Free
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
 Amenities: Restrooms, interpretive resources, concessions
 Contact: (701) 328-2666, website
 Passport Station Location: Outside the Museum Store
Stamp Availability: Information desk near the Northern Lights Atrium

Sully Creek State Park (location 15)

 Location: Medora, ND
 Fee: $7 daily vehicle permit or $35 annual permit*
 Hours: Daily year-round
 Amenities: Camping, equestrian facilities, restrooms, trails
 Contact: (701) 623-2024, website
 Passport Station Location: At the Maah Daah Hey trailhead
Stamp: Park office, hours vary seasonally

*Annual state park permits are good at all state park locations. For more information on permits please visit https://www.parkrec.nd.gov/stay/dailyannual-permits

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Where can I get the North Dakota Passport? 

We’re glad that you are interested in getting a North Dakota Passport and traveling our beautiful state! Purchase a Passport in person at 14 state parks and recreation areas, 11 state historic sites and state museums, or order yours online. 

What is the cost of the North Dakota Passport, and what’s included? 

The Passport is available for $9.95 (plus tax) and comes with a bonus drawstring bag and crayons to use when transferring stamps at Passport Stations. The durable, smaller size makes it easy to keep in the family vehicle or carry on your adventures.  

Are all state parks and state historic sites included in this book? 

The Passport is intended to promote interesting state destinations throughout North Dakota, but not all are included. We’ve highlighted 13 state parks, four recreation destinations, and 19 state historic sites and museums to visit.  

Where exactly do I find the stamps and Passport Stations at each location? 

Each site has selected the best places for the Passport Stations, which are listed above under each location. During open hours, you can also have your Passport stamped at the information desk of certain parks and sites.  

How do I transfer the stamp at a Passport Station?

When you arrive at the Passport Station post, find the corresponding page in your Passport for that location, and place the paper over the metal engraving. Use a writing utensil to draw back and forth over the top of the circular engraving. Use the crayons included with your Passport, or bring along a pencil for best results, especially during times of high heat.

Where can I find open hours and amenities at each stop? 

The Passport lists amenities at each site and guides you to websites for open hours. Because visitation hours often change seasonally and with visitation trends, we recommend that you check the websites before heading out on your road trip for the most up-to-date information.

Is there a fee to enter the included parks and historic sites? 

Some locations in the Passport do have a fee associated with them. The state parks operate on a $7 daily entrance permit or $35 annual permit. More information on entrance fees can be found here: www.parkrec.nd.gov/stay/dailyannual-permits. State historic sites have varied entrance fees. Information on location fees can be found here: www.history.nd.gov/historicsites

I have completed my Passport book. What do I do now?

Congratulations! We hope you created some memorable experiences. Feel free to keep your book as a way to remember all of your adventures! 

Can I enter another country with this Passport? 

As much as we’d love to send you on an international adventure, we would rather show you the best of North Dakota! This North Dakota Passport will not help you enter another country, but some of these special places will bring you very close to the Canadian border! We encourage you to travel to all North Dakota destinations to learn about the great people, outdoor activities, beautiful landscapes, and historic places in our communities and regions. You’ll find some hidden gems within these pages.