National & State Parks

  • Fort Lincoln
  • Hiking in the Badlands
  • Fort Union
  • Hiking in the North Dakota Badlands
  • Blazing Sunset
  • Guardian of the Trail
  • Bison herd in park
  • Fort Abercrombie
  • Mountain Biker Among the Buttes
  • Buffalo and Bikes
  • 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 Park Service is celebrating 50 years this summer. Click here to view the celebration dates at each park. Scenic beauty and enticing outrdoor recreation await at North Dakota's 13 state parks. Hike, bike, swim and sleep under the stars.

North Dakota sites rich in history and scenic wonders
You've read about Custer, Lewis and Clark, Sitting Bull and Sakakawea. Now live the experience.
Rugged and wooded rides found in unexpected places

Custer Trail Auto Tour follows route through the Badlands toward Montana.

Explore North Dakota’s Badlands and scenic trails on horseback, from a mountain bike or by foot.

Experience North Dakota’s rich heritage and culture at these fun, kid-approved sites.

North Dakota's 13 state parks let you experience the outdoors at your own pace.

Fill your itinerary with nearly two dozen things to see and do in a tour "Out West"

Take a scenic drive or hike and get back to nature at these North Dakota treasures.
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Featured Listings
Southcentral
Southcentral
205 7th 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,...
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...
Northcentral
Northcentral
3 miles south of Garrison, Garrison, ND 58502
Fort Stevenson State Park, located on Lake Sakakawea's north shore, was named for the late 1800s...
Events
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jun 06, 2015 - Jun 06, 2015
#2 Lake Metigoshe State Park, Bottineau, ND 58318
Lake Metigoshe will celebrate the North Dakota Park and Recreation Department's 50th anniversary....
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 07, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015
Theodore Roosevelt National Park- South Unit, Medora, ND 58645
The Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association would like to invite you to our 61st Annual...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jun 13, 2015 - Jun 13, 2015
Near Riverdale, ND, Riverdale, ND 58565
Lake Sakakawea State Park will celebrate the North Dakota Park and Recreation Department's 50th...
Northwest
Northwest
Jun 20, 2015 - Jun 20, 2015
4904 119th Road NW, Epping, ND 58843
Lewis and Clark State Park will celebrate the North Dakota Park and Recreation Department's 50th...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jun 28, 2015 - Jun 28, 2015
Fort Stevenson State Park, Garrison, ND 58540
Fort Stevenson State Park would like to thank everyone by waiving the vehicle entrance fee during...
Southwest
Southwest
Jul 07, 2015 - Jul 28, 2015
Stanton, Stanton, ND 58571
Tuesdays in July children ages 6 to 12 can participate in half-day activities at the park.
Southwest
Southwest
Jul 10, 2015 - Jul 10, 2015
Theodore Roosevelt National Park -Cottonwood Campground, Medora, ND 58645
Come out to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and take part in our Teddy Bear...
Southwest
Southwest
Sep 04, 2015 - Sep 07, 2015
Little Missouri State Park, Killdeer, ND 58554-7927
Our group enjoys trail rides for all at the "Little Missouri State Park" over Labor Day Weekend....
Southwest
Southwest
Sep 26, 2015 - Sep 26, 2015
Knife River Indian Villages NHS, Stanton, ND 58571
Bring your own camera for this in-the-field photography workshop. Please call for more information.
Deals
Southeast
Southeast
Rates from $15
Apr 01, 2014 - Oct 31, 2015
3473 Woodland Park, Valley City, ND 58072
MONDAY-THURSDAY ** Tee off before Noon** $15 for 9 holes + cart or $25 for 18 holes + cart....
Packages
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2015 - Nov 30, 2015
Expressway Inn, Bismarck, ND 58504
DAKOTA ZOO Package!...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2015 - Nov 15, 2015
180 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
Expressway Suites...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015
Expressway Inn, Bismarck, ND 58504
The Park and Fly package for only $114.95*, includes One night stay and up to 10 days parking....