National & State Parks

  • Fort Clark State Historic Site
  • North Dakota Badlands formations
  • ElkHorn Ranch Site
  • Interenational Peace Garden
  • Hiking
  • Badlands Hiking
  • Fort Ransom State Park
  • Fort Lincoln Trolley
  • Danish Mill
  • Petrified Forest in Badlands
  • Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park - South Unit
  • Find your Legendary in North Dakota: National Park

From the majestic crags of the Badlands to the living history at fort sites and the delicate blooms of a botanical garden, the national and state parks in North Dakota offer an up-close look at the state’s beauty and diversity. Find outdoor activities like hiking, biking, horseback riding and canoeing. Take a scenic drive and get back to nature! Click here for more on state and national parks in North Dakota.

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North Dakota is a state crafted largely by legendary heroes of the Old West, hard-working immigrants and pioneers who left a legacy that endures to this day. Here are 10 historically significant sites in North Dakota.

Nestled in the scenic Turtle Mountains on the shores of Lake Metigoshe, Lake Metigoshe State Park is one of the most popular year-round vacation spots in North Dakota. Its terrain, amenities and location make it a winter destination.

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Beaver Lake State Park's gently rolling prairie provides scenic views for leisurely walks. In the summer, the lake attracts visitors for boating, canoeing, water skiing and fishing

Lewis and Clark State Park is situated on one of the upper bays of Lake Sakakawea. The rugged buttes of the North Dakota Badlands display a towering backdrop to one of the state's best recreation areas.

Unique year-round camping option awaits in state parks

Turtle River State Park is a recreational oasis west of Grand Forks surrounding by the Red River Valley. The park provides a great weekend break, or a longer stay for those wanting to get away and stay away from it all.

Getting to Fort Ransom State Park is part of the fun, as it lies at the end of the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway south of Valley City - or at the beginning if you come from the south - near the town of Fort Ransom. The park is a tribute to the state's homesteading Heritage.

Icelandic State Park in northeast North Dakota offers visitors a wide array of recreational opportunities and glimpses of North Dakota's homesteading heritage and its natural beauty.

Geocaching popular in North Dakotas state parks
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Southcentral
Southcentral
205 Seventh St., Verona, ND 58490
Spacious remodeled rooms, kitchen facilities, laundry facility, pets allowed, great for hunters....
Southcentral
Southcentral
3850 70th St SE, Wishek, ND 58495
Beaver Lake State Park provides an escape from the rigors of everyday life, offering a relaxing...
Southwest
Southwest
312 Harmon Avenue, Stanton, ND 58571
Come enjoy Stanton's only hotel, the Coal Country Inn! Our hotel featuring 91 guest rooms combine...
Southwest
Southwest
Theodore Roosevelt National Park - South Unit, Medora, ND
76 first-come, first-served sites. Pull-through sites are available. Group site available...
Northcentral
Northcentral
1403 River Road, Washburn, ND 58530
Cross Ranch State Park is located along some of the last free-flowing and undeveloped stretches...
Southwest
Southwest
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, Mandan, ND 58554
Guided tour of Gen. George and Libbie Custer's home. Self-guided tour of Fort Abraham Lincoln,...
Southwest
Southwest
4480 Fort Lincoln Road, Mandan, ND 58554
General George Custer's last home is reconstructed, as are the central barracks, granary,...
Southwest
Southwest
Depot located on Third St. SE, Mandan, ND 58554
Come join us for a nine-mile railroad trip along the Heart River to Fort Lincoln State Park. One...
Southeast
Southeast
2 miles north of Fort Ransom, Fort Ransom, ND 58033
Fort Ransom State Park, which takes its name from an 1860s military fort, is located in the midst...
Northcentral
Northcentral
1252A 41st Ave NW, Garrison, ND 58540
The Guardhouse Interpretive Center was reconstructed to tell the story of the frontier military...
Events
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 05, 2016 - Jun 05, 2016
Theodore Roosevelt National Park- South Unit, Medora, ND 58645
The Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association would like to invite you to our 62nd Annual...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jun 26, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016
Fort Stevenson State Park, Garrison, ND 58540
Fort Stevenson State Park would like to thank everyone by waiving the vehicle entrance fee during...
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Southwest
Southwest
$25 off per night
Oct 01, 2015 - Apr 29, 2016
75 East River Road S., Medora, ND 58645
$25 off any room.
Northcentral
Northcentral
Rates from $40.00
Jan 31, 2016 - Jun 01, 2016
3750 BIA Road 10, Belcourt, ND 58316
ONLY 200 advanced tickets for $40 per person for weekend daily pass. (Does not include camping)....