Visit North Dakota's 13 State Parks

North Dakota's state parks offer an array of outdoor recreation, from biking to hiking and much more
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Fort Ransom State Park

Fort Ransom State Park is located in the scenic and historic Sheyenne River Valley. The forested park is managed as a natural and scenic area, as well as home to a pioneer-era farmstead which hosts a twice-yearly Sodbuster Days celebration. Popular activities include canoeing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, modern and primitive camping, biking, horse corral and geocaching. Click here for more about North Dakota state parks.

2 miles north of Fort Ransom Fort Ransom, ND 58033
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Turtle River State Park

Turtle River State Park is in a beautiful forested valley, including a river stocked with rainbow trout that provides North Dakota's only fly fishing stream. Year-round recreational activities include mountain biking, cross-country skiing and sledding, geocaching, hiking and camping. Click here for more about North Dakota state parks.

20 miles west of Grand Forks on Highway 2 Arvilla, ND 58502
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Icelandic State Park

Icelandic State Park has a Pioneer Heritage Center and restored historic buildings, plus a 200-acre natural wooded area along the Tongue River is a sanctuary for plants, birds and wildlife. Recreation includes camping, swimming, fishing, hiking and cross-country skiing. Click here for more about North Dakota state parks.

Highway 5 Cavalier, ND 58502
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Graham's Island State Park

Devils Lake, North Dakota's largest natural lake, is home to a 1,142-acre park system, including Grahams Island State Park. The lake features some of the best fishing in North Dakota, both summer and winter. Click here for more about North Dakota state parks.

Devils Lake Devils Lake, ND 58301
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Beaver Lake State Park

Located on the west shore of Beaver Lake, the Beaver Lake State Park's gently rolling prairie provides scenic views for leisurely walks. Summer activities include camping, boating, canoeing, water skiing and fishing. Click here for more about North Dakota state parks.

3850 70th St SE Wishek, ND 58495
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Lake Metigoshe State Park

Located in the beautifully forested Turtle Mountains along the Canadian border, Lake Metigoshe State Park has one of the cleanest natural fresh-water lakes in North Dakota. Recreation includes wildlife viewing, fishing, camping, skiing, sledding, swim beach, geocaching and boat ramp. Click here for more about North Dakota state parks.

16 miles Northeast Bottineau, ND 58318
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Fort Stevenson State Park

On the north shore of Lake Sakakawea, Fort Stevenson State Park is known as the "Walleye capital of North Dakota." It offers camping, boat ramp, fishing boat rental, swimming, picnicking, hiking and cross country ski trails and snowmobiling. Click here for more about North Dakota state parks.

1252A 41st Ave NW Garrison, ND 58540
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Lake Sakakawea State Park

Next to the enormous rolled earth-fill Garrison Dam, Lake Sakakwea State Park includes camping and a full-service marina with boat rentals and fishing guide services. The dam's nearby Tailrace provides access to one of North Dakota's popular fishing hot spots. Click here for more about North Dakota state parks.

781 N 42 1/2 Ave NW Pick City, ND 58545
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Cross Ranch State Park

Located along seven miles of one of the last free-flowing, undeveloped stretches of the Missouri River, Cross Ranch State Park is rich in both cultural and natural history. Riverside camping with nature trails, canoeing and boating access. Click here for more about North Dakota state parks.

1403 River Road Washburn, ND 58530
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Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

Extraordinary views from the high bluffs overlooking the confluence of the Heart River and Missouri River. Camping and recreation among two major historic sites: On-A-Slant Mandan Indian Village and Fort Abraham Lincoln, home of Custer's 7th Cavalry. Click here for more about North Dakota state parks.

4480 Fort Lincoln Road Mandan, ND 58554
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Sully Creek State Park

From Sully Creek State Park, horseback riders, mountain bikers and hikers have access to the 140-mile-long Maah Daah Hey Trail, which traverses the Little Missouri National Grassland. Click here for more about North Dakota state parks.

2.5 miles south of Medora Medora, ND
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Little Missouri State Park

High on the bluffs overlooking the mouth of the Little Missouri River into Lake Sakakawea, Little Missouri State Park offers a wilderness experience in the picturesque North Dakota Badlands. The park has horse corrals and primitive camping. Click here for more about North Dakota state parks.

19 miles north of Killdeer Killdeer, ND 58502
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Lewis and Clark State Park

Situated on a scenic upper bay of Lake Sakakawea, the rugged buttes of the North Dakota Badlands at Lewis and Clark State Park create a towering backdrop to one of the state's best recreation areas with camping, hiking and boating. Click here for more about North Dakota state parks.

19 miles southeast on Highway 1804 Epping, ND 58843
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