Wondering about flooding in North Dakota? We've got the answers

The Medora Musical opens its season June 10 and will be performed nightly through September 10.

Accessible, affordable golf. Great fishing. First-class historical forts and attractions. Awesome Badlands and wildlife. Fun cities. Wild rodeos and events.  North Dakota has it and rest assured - it's open for the summer!

As seen in the U.S. and around the world this year, Mother Nature has been unleashing some wacky weather.  Some of that has affected North Dakota due to heavy rains and mountain snowpack melt-off.  The state has been experiencing flooding in a few areas of the state and the North Dakota Tourism Division wants to make sure you have the most current information available when planning your trip or traveling our great state.

First of all - here are some go-to resources to help with your planning and navigation:

  1. The North Dakota Tourism Division website - where you can check out press releases with travel updates.
  2. The ND Dept. of Transportation - which has highway maps showing any affected travel routes.
  3. The ND Parks and Recreation Dept. - which monitors camp sites, trails and more.
  4. Our mobile site - which can help with some on-the-go contact information.

Here's a quick update on some of the places we're being most frequently asked about:

  • Bismarck - most attractions and golf courses are open. Raging Rivers Waterpark opens June 18 and the Super Slide Amusement Park has reopened. 
  • Devils Lake - the fishing is awesome. Road construction is taking place so just be prepared for delays.  Sullys Hill is open by appointment.  Fort Totten State Historical site is open and has new displays in the visitor center.
  • Lake Sakakawea - all resorts are open along with the state parks. Boat ramps are available.
  • Minot - the zoo is temporarily closed but most visitor services are open.
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Medora - all visitor centers are open, scenic drives are open, the Chateau de Mores is open, Roosevelt's Maltese Cross Cabin is open with daily tours, and Bully Pulpit Golf Course has opened nine holes.  The Medora Musical is running nightly through September 10. The Juniper Campground in Theodore Roosevelt NP has reopened, trail rides are being provided and ranger programs are offered daily.  There are still some campgrounds were clean-up efforts are going on and a portion of the Maah Daah Hey trail is closed.
  • Washburn - Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site and the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center are open. Fort Mandan is inaccessible at the moment.

For a full listing, please see our latest press release.

It's also been reported that Amtrak has restored service in North Dakota.

We want you to fully enjoy your North Dakota vacation.  So please just plan ahead, be prepared and have a great time! Then be sure to tell us about it at www.RULegendary.com - we're giving away weekly prizes to hear your vacation stories (and see the pictures and videos too).